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Keith Richards' Bomb Builder

It Was Supposed to Be A Gift

Keith LOVES BOMBS!!!

10/16/2013 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The 69-year-old man who planned to give a massive explosive to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has now offered up a bizarre explanation for his bizarre actions -- he built it as a gift ... because Keith loves explosives.

Joseph Callahan's lawyer tells us, "A friend of Mr. Callahan nine years ago met Keith Richards and he (Callahan) knew Keith Richards liked pyrotechnics, so he built this device in the event he met Keith Richards."

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

As we reported, Callahan was arrested a couple weeks ago after police entered his Connecticut mansion and discovered 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).

Callahan told police he was building an explosive to give to Richards, but didn't really explain why at the time. He was, however, adamant about not wanting to harm Keith.

Callahan was arraigned today on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs ... but the case was continued to next month. He's expected to enter a not guilty plea.

15 COMMENTS

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1.

Jay W.     

Keith Richards is immortal...

190 days ago
2.

Chuck    

One of the lamest excuses in the world....Give him time in the slammer.

190 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Keith Richards...............IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL !

190 days ago
4.

Azi    

Who'd a ever thought Keith Richards would reach 69 years of age. He is a SUPERMAN !

190 days ago
5.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Should've just bought him a blingged out gold plated defibrillator with platinum paddles.

190 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Typical gun looney will say anything.

190 days ago
7.

KicksandGiggles    

He should have blew his own dumb azz up, would have saved court time.

190 days ago
8.

Observer    

That Thing is 69 years old?
It's Keith Richards?
Thought it was that Traveling Mummy from Egypt.

190 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

to many people ignored this the first time you posted it so thought you'd post the same article again to see if people truly didn't care?

190 days ago
10.

Mikey    

Shoulda said he was going to audition for the Pyrotechnics position with the band. But the building a bomb for Keith cause he likes em does sound crazier if you wanna get acquitted on a mental.

190 days ago
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demoncat    

that is a new excuse i made the thing as a gift for keith richards. talk about if the guy had gotten the thing to keith , he would wind up with a stalking charge

189 days ago
12.

Baby pink    

A kind & generous gesture of creating a bomb for a high profile, long-time, well known guitarist just don't go n the same sentence together!!

189 days ago
13.

Dale Barry    

They can't blow him up, He's radiation and ammonium nitrate safe lol. Giver S&^T Keef

188 days ago

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