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[–] [deleted] 2 points 34 points (+36|-2) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] tame 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

Wow, that's some pretty broad wording.

By the letter of that law, a person is guilty of possessing a hoax bomb if they install a doorbell in a police station.

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[–] myriadic 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It could be argued that doorbells don't intentionally alarm people. However, fire alarms would fit the description perfectly. Their purpose is literally to alarm people and get a reaction out of law enforcement (it says any type of reaction!).

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[–] casper 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

intended to cause

Or maybe they just did not understand the law. Was any intent to alarm even slightly hinted at any point in this?

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[–] Andar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Well, I hate to be THAT guy, but the kid did build an "alarm" clock.

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[–] muniea 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

TIL that a doorbell is a hoax bomb.

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[–] blackblarneystone 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

does it say anything about snooze buttons?