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Two Israelis Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Ryder Truck, Vial Of "Substance" Thrown

ERWIN, Tenn. -- Shmuel Dahan and Almaliach Naor, both from Israel, were being held without bond Sunday afternoon at the Unicoi County Jail. The truck, rented from a Ryder office in Mars Hills, N.C., was being held in the county garage pending an FBI investigation, officials said.

Dahan is charged with reckless driving, littering, false identification and evading arrest, while Naor faces charges of false identification and evading arrest, an officer with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department who would not give his name said Sunday.

Sheriff Kent Harris said he saw the men throw something from the truck while they were being pursued. Officers scouring the area later found a vial containing an unknown substance along the roadway, he said.

An investigation by the FBI is ongoing and more charges are possible, he said. A woman who answered the phone at the FBI's Knoxville office said there was no one available to answer questions about the arrest.
Last modified: May 09. 2004 4:08PM

Two men arrested after high-speed chase in Tennessee

The Associated Press

ERWIN, Tenn. --
Two Israeli men who led the Unicoi County sheriff on a high-speed chase in a rented moving truck were placed under arrest and are being investigated by the FBI, local officials said.

Shmuel Dahan and Almaliach Naor, both from Israel, were being held without bond Sunday afternoon at the Unicoi County Jail. The truck, rented from a Ryder office in Mars Hills, N.C., was being held in the county garage pending an FBI investigation, officials said.

Dahan is charged with reckless driving, littering, false identification and evading arrest, while Naor faces charges of false identification and evading arrest, an officer with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department who would not give his name said Sunday.

An investigation by the FBI is ongoing and more charges are possible, he said. A woman who answered the phone at the FBI's Knoxville office said there was no one available to answer questions about the arrest.

The incident began late Saturday afternoon when Sheriff Kent Harris noticed a rental truck traveling at a high speed along former U.S. Highway 23, a lightly-traveled highway near the North Carolina state line.

"I was really concerned because the driver would not stop after I flashed my headlights for nearly three miles," Harris said. "He was weaving back and forth and I was wondering what a large (rental truck) was doing on the two-lane highway late Saturday afternoon instead of the faster I-26 Interstate."

Harris said he saw the men throw something from the truck while they were being pursued. Officers scouring the area later found a vial containing an unknown substance along the roadway, he said.

Once the men were apprehended, officers also found a "Learn to Fly" brochure in the truck, leading Harris and others to express concern about security at the Nuclear Fuel Services plant in Erwin.

"I got a sick feeling when I saw it," Harris said.

Dahan also gave authorities a fake Florida driver's license issues in Plantation, Fla., he said, while Naor produced a fake identification card.

Harris subsequently contacted the FBI, the federal Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms and other local authorities to look into the situation.

"We're not overreacting," Harris said. "We have a responsibility to protect the citizens of Unicoi County and that's what I'm going to do at any cost. I'd rather overreact, if that's what you call it, than be sorry later."

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FBI now testing "bottle" with powder and liquid in it. 09.May.2004 19:31

WCYB News

Suspicious Men Arrested
Date 9 May 2004

Two Israeli men have been arrested after evading Unicoi County, Tennessee sheriff`s deputies, driving erratically on a two lane highway, and littering.

But, there may be more to their apprehension than that.

Sheriff Kent Harris says the stories they`ve been telling investigators simply don`t add up.

The two men led authorities on a three-mile high speed chase in a rented moving truck.

Lt. Ron Arnold says one of the men had a fake Florida i.d. and passports found didn`t add up.

The FBI is now testing a bottle thrown from the truck during the pursuit.

Robert White, the community member who found the bottle, says it had a powder and liquid in it.

Sheriff Harris says the substance didn`t test for any type of drug, but did for a fuel source.

The driver, 23-year old Samuel Dahan and passenger 19-year old Almaliach Noar claim they were delivering furniture and were headed to Boston, Massachusetts.

Authorities found a couple of "learning to fly" business cards during a search of the moving truck.
Both men are being held in separate cells pending a bond hearing Monday morning.

Investigators have determined both men are living in the United States legally.


What's with Israelis always moving furniture in trucks in the U.S.? 09.May.2004 20:06

ST

I Wonder if it's the same "Shmuel Dahan" who was once the Likud party spokesman?

 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22Shmuel+Dahan%22&btnG=Search

"delivering furniture" 09.May.2004 20:16

uh yeah, right

google this: israeli "delivering furniture"

or

 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=israeli+%22delivering+furniture%22&btnG=Search

528 hits mostly dealing with Israelis driving explosive tainted truck in the U.S. while claiming that they were, "delivering furniture".

FURNITURE HERE, FALSE PASSPORTS IN NEW ZEALAND 10.May.2004 06:29

JOHN LOOKTHROUGH

A couple of weeks ago four Israeli citizens tried to obtain New Zealand passports on false identities. Two were caught, two escaped.
Before and right after 9/11 there were young Israeli "students" going around collecting information about sensitive installations in the USA. Is this just a coincedence? I don't think so.

Two Israelis caught? 10.May.2004 13:50

fff

MUST be part of the international "Zionist" conspiracy!!!

LMFAO!!!!

or perhaps an anther Israeli intellegence operation 10.May.2004 14:52

I must be an anti-semite

Why toss a vial of fuel? Why possess a 'vial of fuel'?

"Harris said a witness brought troopers a vial the men had thrown out of the truck.
Harris says when it was shaken, the thick liquid in the vial became warm."
-- http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=1853853

Why carry false ID's if your from Israel and in this country legally (as stated in media reports)?

Why evade arrest in a Ryder truck?

Why is the FBI investigating?

"Dahan, 23, is charged with reckless driving, littering, false identification and
evading arrest. Naor, whose age was not given, faces charges of false identification
and evading arrest."
 http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031775368961&path=!localnews&s=1037645509099

Those don't sound like things the FBI would normally be interested in.

Do you know anyone who travels to another country to move furniture with fake ID and a 'vial of fuel'?

What I want to know is - 10.May.2004 18:29

WHAT IN THE FUCK

were two Israelis with fake IDs "delivering furniture" in a rental truck doing in Unicoi County, Tennessee?!?

Driving on lightly-traveled, "remote road" 10.May.2004 23:55

WATE Channel 6, Knoxville

On Saturday, Shmuel Dahan and Almaliach Naor, led Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris on a high speed chase.

Harris said he noticed a rental truck driving at a high rate of speed on U.S. Highway 21, a lightly-traveled road near the North Carolina border. He said the truck was weaving and wouldn't pull over after he began chasing it.

Harris said a witness brought troopers a vial the men had thrown out of the truck. Harris says when it was shaken, the thick liquid in the vial became warm.

After the men were taken into custody, officers found a "learn to fly" brochure in the truck, leading to concerns about security at the nuclear fuel services plant in Erwin.

Harris also said he thought it was unusual the men were driving on a remote road instead of Interstate 26.


So does anyone know what kind of substance does that? 11.May.2004 02:06

G

What 'fuel' gets warm when you shake it?

so what 11.May.2004 02:06

zero_sum_0g

so these people playing their games are crazy. probably spies. who cares? spies are everywhere if you believe that intelligence agencies exist at all. once in a while, our spies find their spies. sometimes they are not publicly outed.

sounds like they were doing some shady stuff. i'm in no position to speculate (occam's razor says they were moving drugs, and didn't get busted for it (publicly, anyway)).

this is sketchy business, but then again, these are interesting times. 1770 anyone?

False Flag Operation Perhaps? 11.May.2004 07:49

US Liberty

There is a history of Israeli moussad trying to draw America into war with Israel's enemies. They still need our money and troops to finish off the Middle East. Look behind the scene for who the contractors involved with Torturegate were.
 http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/articleID=1784

More info 11.May.2004 14:02

York

Excerpt from :  http://www.madcowprod.com/
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The MadCowMorningNews has learned exclusively that the 'learn to fly in Florida' business card is that of Nissan Giat, also an Israeli military veteran, he said, as well as a free-lance flight instructor in the Miami area, working out of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

"These guys aren't terrorists, they belong to the Israeli military," he protested, in a telephone interview Monday night.

...

Police said the liquid in the 12-ounce plastic container was thick, like liquid drain cleaner. Because of slowness at the State Crime Lab, Harris said it has been sent it to a nearby private lab to be tested.

"It looks like weed killer, but with a little bit of grain in it," Sheriff Harris told the MadCowMorningNews.

A lawyer representing the Israeli men, William Lawson, said the vial contained a "fuel source," but added that it hasn't been identified and authorities were treating it with caution.
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