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Kaboom! Oddly Named Man's Walking Stick Prompts Evacuation in Akron

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It happens virtually every day somewhere in America: A suspicious object is found in a public building. The building is evacuated. The object turns out to be innocuous. Everybody goes back to work.

It happened Wednesday in Akron, Ohio, where City Hall was evacuated after someone spotted something that looked like it could be a pipe bomb. The Summit County Bomb Squad, Akron police, Akron fire crews and even the University of Akron's K-9 unit all responded and determined it wasn't a bomb. Police gave the all clear at 10 a.m. ET.

So why are we telling you about it? Read on.

Fox station WJW-TV of Cleveland reported that the item was a 4-foot-long aluminum stick with duct tape at both ends and the word "Kaboom" written across it.

It turns out "Kaboom" is a person, not a threat. According to WAKR radio of Akron:

"It was a homemade cane owned by James 'Natural' Kaboom — that's his legal name — 66, of North Hill. He'd forgotten it at a meeting."

Ohio state records show that Kaboom's full legal name is actually Natural Hunka Kaboom. The Akron Beacon Journal describes him as "a regular attendee at City Council meetings."

In a 2009 profile, the Falls News Press of Dalton, Ohio, quoted Kaboom as saying he was a street minister to the “blind, crippled and mentally ill.” "Kaboom," he said, was shortened from his Polish family name, Kaboomski.





http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...ation-in-akron

http://fox8.com/2012/10/03/kaboom-wr...-at-city-hall/

http://akronnewsnow.com/news/local/i...st-a-bomb-word

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/...sEnabled=false

http://www.fallsnewspress.com/news/article/4625862

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that kinda looks like a mug shot... did he get arrested?

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Re: Kaboom! Oddly Named Man's Walking Stick Prompts Evacuation in Akron

Speak softly and carry a big stick, preferably one marked marked "Kaboom", when at the City Council meetings.

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Re: Kaboom! Oddly Named Man's Walking Stick Prompts Evacuation in Akron

That guy rocks. If you have to put "not a weapon" on it, maybe the design was flawed from inception. But he just honey badgers on. Which brings me to my next point... Iphone cases that look like pistols. All different kinds. Good idea?

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Of course he did. It was in U.S.

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It says right on it, "this is not a weapon"! Jeez! What do people want from Mr. Kaboom?

Perhaps he should have kept the ski.

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