Two Saudi men get on a school bus loaded full of students in Florida, only to be arrested atÂ itsÂ final destinationÂ because the alarmed driver called ahead.Â
TAMPA - Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa.
Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said.
Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail on Friday evening. Bail for each was set at $250.
“Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school,” said Hillsborough County sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Callaway.
“They said they wanted to go to Wharton to look around, and then they said they wanted to go there to have some fun, and then they said they wanted to enroll in the English classes there,” Callaway said.
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Of particular interest is that one of them was wearing a black trench coat with shorts.Â This incident has all the hallmarks of a terrorist rehearsal.Â A full dress rehearsal in fact—checking access, routes, and reactions.
Fortunately state and federal law enforcement agencies were notified—as well as immigration officials (for all that that’s worth!).
UPDATE: Welcome Kossacks. Do try and not mess the place up while you poke about looking for evidence that we are a bunch of nazis. Thank you.