“They said they found the pressure cookers. I said, ‘Yes, what’s wrong with that?’ ” Alawadhi said, adding that the interrogation was "disgusting" and "weird," and that he assured police that they were using the cookers to make food.
“They said, ‘You haven’t heard about Boston?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And they told me about Boston.”
Pressure cookers were also used in Mumbai in 2006, and by the failed 2010 Times Square bomber.
The NYPD says that both students, who are from Kuwait and study mechanical engineering Boise State, are still "under investigation.
“I am leaving New York because of this,” Alawadhi told the paper. “We were supposed to stay until Tuesday, but we are leaving Sunday because of this.”
Way to go NYPD! Those ads for tourists to come to your town and shop are just a ruse so you can get them under a 90watt and make them sweat for a few hours. I know Macy's has pressure cookers at my local location. But I don't have a name with too many vowels in it for the NYPD, and have never been suspected of being swarthy.
So please NYPD drive away your tourists. We will take them here in Portland where we know visitors are to be treated like guests.*
Young students making a purchase should not be treatied as if they were criminals.
*try to stay away from the Nazi cop