Austin Police read my email

I put a webbug in my email about the kid in Austin wanting to build a pipe bomb.  I finally got a hit on it that traced back to the city of Austin:

162.89.0.60 – – [03/Jan/2005:21:31:09 +0000] “GET /austin.gif HTTP/1.0” 200 807 “-” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)”

No formal response back yet.  But it was only 11 hours ago they read it too.  And of course I might never hear back from them.

I had someone at work today say I was too tough on the kid.  Maybe.  If he hadn’t lied to me and especially if he hadn’t said something about “taking down a small town” I would been more charitable.  And if he had just had his mom call me the police wouldn’t have had to get involved.  I’d rather be safe than sorry and this kid was over the line in my book.

Oh, another hit on a webbug of interest… at [03/Jan/2005:16:20:08 +0000] the kid or someone at his IP address read my email (for at least the second time) about giving him another chance to have his mother call me.  For the entire email exchange, minus a few identifying details, see my web page Bomb Help 2004.

Update: At [04/Jan/2005:12:48:31 +0000] someone at Austin International Airport read my email.  I presume the Austin police forwarded it on to them.