Disneyland Vendor Arrested in Dry-Ice Blast at Park
22-year-old accused of setting off explosion in Toontown
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police have arrested one of Disneyland's own employees after yesterday's dry-ice explosion in the Toontown section of the park, reports the Los Angeles Times. Christian Barnes, a 22-year-old vendor who sold soda and water from a cart, is being held on $1 million bond. Police say he filled a bottle with dry ice and dropped it in a trash can. The ensuing blast caused a lot of noise and chaos, but no injuries or serious damage, reports AP. No word on motive, but police don't think it's related to previous dry-ice bombs in the Anaheim area.

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May 30, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
On the other hand, Charles Dreyling II carried a 30 ounce Co2 canister filled with smokeless powder into the Will Roger airport and tried to board a flight for a vacation. He planned to set off the device on the beach where he was headed. He had experimented by setting off numerous other such explosives on the shores of the Canadian river near the University of Oklahoma campus. He carried the bombs in his backpack while studying for a degree in Aviation Management. Each bomb had an Estee rocket igniter, 20 feet of bell wire, and a 9v battery. He set off one of the bombs near the Sigma Chi house and it set off car alarms in a 1 mile radius of the frat house. When he was arrested at the TSA checkpoint, he was questioned and then taken to the US Marshal's office in Oklahoma City. The former mayor of Oklahoma City, Kirk Humphreys, then bailed him out. In the end, he got probation and a fine but no conviction. He was free to continue his pursuits in aviation management. Today, the device is known as the Dreyling Device.
May 30, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
Why not just give him a scholarship to the United States Advanced Space Academy?
May 30, 2013 9:24 AM CDT
one million dollar bail?/!! Welcome to the Police state!!