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    Post Transmission Tampering Suspect Caught

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man sought by the FBI for allegedly
    loosening bolts on a high voltage power line tower in Northern
    California was arrested Sunday when he walked into a California
    Highway Patrol office looking for directions.
    Michael Devlyn Poulin said his action was intended to highlight
    domestic insecurity, and that he had been trying to surrender.
    He was arrested in South Sacramento after a CHP employee
    recognized him from a wanted poster, said patrol spokesman Tom
    Marshall.
    "I wish they were all this easy," Marshall said. Poulin said
    he was looking for directions to the FBI office in Sacramento and
    did not resist arrest, Marshall said.
    In a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Sunday
    morning, before his arrest, Poulin said he meant to highlight lack
    of security for America's power infrastructure by loosening and
    removing bolts at eight towers in four states.
    Poulin, 62, of Spokane, Washington, said he had intended to turn
    himself in to the FBI Sunday afternoon.
    He said he'd grown tired of dodging the law. "I'm sort of
    getting a stiff neck from looking over my shoulder," Poulin said.
    He said he'd been trying to arrange his surrender for two weeks,
    but authorities gave him too few details about the legal
    circumstances that awaited him.
    "The attorney general, because this covers any number of
    jurisdictions, refuses to tell me what I'm facing," Poulin said.
    "Because the threat of a terrorism charge hangs over me, I could
    end up in Guantanamo Bay," the facility where the United States is
    holding terror suspects.
    A federal arrest warrant issued last month charges Poulin with
    damaging an energy facility.
    Poulin is accused of removing and loosening bolts from the legs
    of a high voltage transmission tower near Anderson on Oct. 20.
    Bolts also have been loosened or removed from the legs of other
    transmission towers near Sacramento; Benton City, Washington; and
    the Oregon cities of Madras, McNary, Klamath Falls and The Dalles.
    Calls placed to Poulin's Eugene, Oregon-based attorney, Dan
    Koenig, were not immediately returned.
    FBI agent Norm Brown, in Spokane, Washington, confirmed Sunday
    that Poulin has a criminal history. Poulin was sentenced to life in
    prison in the early 1970s for attempted murder, but only served
    eight years, Brown said.

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    Default Re: Transmission Tampering Suspect Caught

    Originally posted by NJFFSA16
    Poulin said his action was intended to highlight
    domestic insecurity, and that he had been trying to surrender.

    Poulin has a criminal history. Poulin was sentenced to life in
    prison in the early 1970s for attempted murder, but only served
    eight years, Brown said.
    Testing security, eh? Sure you were buddy, sure! Lots of convicted felons running around demonstrating how poor our domestic security is.
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