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Just Think, He Might Have Been in Your Dive Class

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Back in 2007, David Kilkeary of Crofton, MD, concocted a wild scheme to extort $3 million from the Showboat Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, in what might have been the craziest-ever scuba caper. He would take hostages on a casino shuttle bus by threatening them with a fake handgun and a hoax bomb, and plant a fake bomb in the hotel, figuring he could trade the hostages and defuse the bombs in exchange for $3 million cash. Then, after receiving his ransom, Kilkeary would throw a Molotov cocktail from the bus to divert the police, drive the bus into an inlet, don his dive gear, escape on a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) across the inlet, where he would have dry clothing and a $20 bill waiting, then simply hail a cab to his waiting truck . . . and enjoy life!...

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