The FBI and Homeland Security were alerted after a man with a duffel bag containing a Pakistani passport was caught trespassing in a high security water plant in Chicago.
According to CBS Chicago, Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with the duffel bag back on July 17, saying he thought that the location was a gym.
After Augustine was charged with trespassing he was released and then failed to appear in court. A warrant was issued for his arrest and three months later he pleaded guilty. He was then re-sentenced to court supervision in late October and has since gone missing.
Augustine has been arrested numerous times in the past. He has pleaded guilty to two separate drug charges and a misdemeanor last year after police stopped him with an ax in the waistband of his pants and a gym bag that contained an expandable baton, duct tape, a crowbar and razor blades.
Officials are worried that a man like Augustine could pose a serious threat to our society.
“If our water supply isn’t vigorously protected, we as a society could have real trouble,” says Richard Schak, a former Chicago Police official.
“If our water supply isn’t vigorously protected, we as a society could have real trouble,” says Schak. “I mean, if the power grid goes out, we’ve got problems and we know we’ve been through blackouts and everything else. But there’s only so much bottled water to go around until we have trouble.”
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