August 16th, 2011
12:52 PM ET

Australian collar-bomb suspect ordered held without bond

The Australian man accused of strapping a fake bomb around the neck of an 18-year-old woman two weeks ago will remain in federal custody until at least October 14, a U.S. District Court magistrate ruled Tuesday.

The FBI arrested Paul Douglas Peters, 50, Monday near LaGrange, Kentucky, after a joint investigation with Australian authorities that traced him to the August 3 incident in the Mosman, Australia, home of Madeleine Pulver.

Authorities say they believe Peters strapped a black box around the Pulver's neck, claiming in an attached note that it contained "powerful new technology plastic explosives" that would explode if she did not follow his instructions - which included contacting an e-mail address for further details, according to a complaint for provisional arrest filed in federal court.

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    blonde chicks will believe anything...

    August 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    August 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I want to know what he thought the endgame would be?
    Why did he do this?
    To rob a bank or just to show what a nutjob he is?

    August 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Anyone remember the pizza delivery guy who had the same thing happen? Only THAT bomb was real? And before the bomb squad could remove it the thing detonated ? Then afterward it turned out the pizza guy was in on the whole thing but his accomplices had told him it wasnt real. They blew him up cuz they were afraid he would roll over on em .thier motive was extortion but it doesnt say why this guy did it.

    August 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Psalm 23

    The Divine Shepherd

    A Psalm of David.
    1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
    he leads me beside still waters;*
    3 he restores my soul.*
    He leads me in right paths*
    for his name’s sake.

    4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,*
    I fear no evil;
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
    you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    6 Surely* goodness and mercy* shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.*

    August 17, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |