By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

“Possession of weapons of mass destruction,” Authorities arrest man in Philadelphia for advertising the sale of dynamite

“Possession of weapons of mass destruction,” Authorities arrest man in Philadelphia for advertising the sale of dynamite

Philadelphia, PA

ATF and the Philadelphia Police Department staged a sting operation that resulted in the charge and arrest of Talib Crump, 26, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.

Authorities say Crumo was advertising sticks of dynamite for sale on Instagram. Agents initiated contact to make a purchase, and during the negotiation of the sale, Crump left a voicemail alleging that dynamite was the most effective method to blow up an ATM and steal its contents. The defendant then instructed the agent on how to properly place the sticks of dynamite to quickly destroy an ATM. Crump also told the agent that the previous night, June 1, he blew up several ATMs and stole approximately $8,500 from one machine.

Crump was charged with one count of possession of weapons of mass destruction, one count of risking a catastrophe, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, and related charges.