Disneyland worker arrested after explosion
The explosion spurred the temporary evacuation of the California theme park's Mickey's Toontown section.
May 29th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

Disneyland worker arrested after explosion

A 22-year-old who works at Disneyland was arrested hours after a small explosion in Mickey's Toontown section.

The Tuesday evening blast did not hurt anyone, but it did rattle nerves and prompt the evacuation of that part of the California theme park for a few hours.

Anaheim police on Wednesday identified the suspect in the explosion as Christian Barnes, a Long Beach resident and an outdoor vendor at Disneyland. Booked on suspicion of possessing a destructive device, Barnes is being held on $1 million bail.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The USA has become a nation whose young citizens often aspire to blow up or shoot a lot of people. I think that the promoted ideal of egalitarianism has fostered frustration among our youth: there wasn't much time to build bombs when high school students could identify with John Galt.

    May 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Now, while I am not the biggest fan of the Disney conglomerate, I certainly do not condone the actions of one who would willingly put children in harm's way to prove a disgruntled employee's point.

    Whatever happened to writing a letter to the editor to express one's dissatisfaction? Yeesh.

    May 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Don't think "dry ice" in a plastic bottle qualifies this dude as a mad terrorist......but you never know?

      May 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't think so either; which is why I didn't use the word.

      May 30, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    If I was the Anaheim cops, I would have suspected Donald Duck. That guy has a hair trigger temper.

    May 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, wouldn't you be angry if you were drawn with a stupid jacket and cap, but no pants? Even Mickey gets shorts...

      May 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Sending ricin to Mayor Bloomberg was an assassination attempt. It was not a "peaceful demonstration" or an "expression of free speech."

    May 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    have to agree...typical garbarge can prank...unecessary overdrive...since when dry ice killed anybody...much less a terrorist threat...the media shouldn't have even reported this...cuz...now every bonafide terrorist is gonna have a V8 moment and then do it with the real mccoy...small fry, throw this one back in the pond!

    May 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    A V 8 moment? Thats cute. And when did someone try to assasinate the short mayor?

    May 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rascal Rabble

    if I buy a pack of candy mentos and throw them in a plastic liter bottle of full of carbonated drink and left it in a public square...would that be considered a destructive device...a weapon of mass destruction...wouldye be a home grown terrowist? really people, cmon?!?!?!?!

    May 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Crippled Balls

    Only to the dummy who drank it @ Rascal Rabble

    May 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peter Neeedle Nose

    I had a hard time getting that out last night !

    May 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ Crippled Balls,WOW, do you eat with that mouth??? And cnn, so the big story here is dry ice??? Not the loaded pistol that was found on one of the rides???

    May 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Well, there have been reportedly 172 incidents of IEDs here in the last 6 months. In that background this is hard atly news. So 2JI-F is not far off the mark in his comments at 5:13 pm.

    May 30, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Pardon the typos folks. Read 'hardly' and '@JI-F'.

    May 30, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Its good to see some activity on this blog. keep it up @JI-F@bobcat@banasy@chrissy@Rascal Rabble @Bombo & others.

    May 30, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Hello @ saywhat. Dont you think alot of that can be attributed to the mass amount of hours young people spend playing video games that promote violence?

    May 30, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. richard in houston

    Come on. 1 million and arrested? This was a stupid kid doing a really neat gag at the wrong place and time. He should have gotten fired and let it go at that.

    May 30, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
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