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Keith Richards

Rich Maniac Allegedly Made Bomb for Stones Guitarist

10/9/2013 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Well this is nuts ... a wealthy Connecticut man (who allegedly stocked hundreds of guns in his million-dollar mansion) was arrested after telling police he was building a bomb ... for Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

It's actually hilarious ... law enforcement sources tell us, 69-year-old Joseph Callahan called police last week, claiming someone had broken into his home.

When police searched the place, we're told they found a terrifying arsenal of guns and explosives, including roughly 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate (the same chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing). Short story: Callahan called the cops on himself.

Callahan told police he planned to give the bomb to Keith Richards, but had no intention of harming him.

Callahan was taken into custody and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. He has been charged with 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs (which Callahan called a hobby).

But here's the scary part ... his lawyer tells us, Callahan was mentally unstable at the time of his arrest, but has since stabilized and been released from custody on his own recognizance.

It's a miracle! Callahan admitted to police he'd been taking meds, so we can't say if the meds played a role in stabilizing him ... but we do know he's in therapy. How safe do you feel tonight?

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Lexi    

He does not live in a mansion, it's a normal house with an inflated value as is typical for the area. He is also not a millionaire, just a man with mental issues but lives comfortably. And the only reason this story went national is because of Keith Richards. Thanks TMZ for making it look like CT is full of millionaires, because most of us live paycheck to paycheck.

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17.

D-INCARNATION    

He called the cops that proves he's nuts...

275 days ago
18.

SickGirl    

I'm mentally unstable but why should that affect my ability to bear arms to defend myself against invaders? Ever see Red Dawn? It's going to happen ppl just wait. But by then the government will have disarmed the ppl and we'll have no way of defending ourselves. Some WWII Japanese soldiers were asked a few years ago why they didn't invade, to which they replied: because there would be an American CITIZEN behind every blade of grass with a gun. Now our enemy is just waiting for our government to disarm us to make their move. Be ready ppl it's happening

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19.

KB    

Way to spread the fear of those awful "chemicals". Do you even know what Ammonium Nitrate is? I bet not. It's fertilizer. 34-0-0 but in a Progressive Journalists pen it's next to Nuclear.

275 days ago
20.

Denese    

So what...Keef has been "bombed" for years.

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