Car Bomb Threat Handled at Gearbox HQ Parking Lot
A car bomb threat was dealt with by a bomb squad at the Gearbox HQ parking lot in Plano, Texas, late on Friday.
Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, posted pictures of the event on Twitter. The event happened around 7:30 PM Central time, when most of the staff went home for the day.
Someone is out of control! Bomb disposal unit called to Gearbox HQ parking lot to deal with car bomb threat. pic.twitter.com/dU265IcmK4— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) October 4, 2014
Based on the tweets, Pitchford was able to get close enough to photograph a robot from the Plano police department bomb squad that was aiding in the bomb disposal. Due to the seriousness of the situation, not many details were released.
Because Pitchford's car was so close to the danger area, he wasn't able to leave until around 10:00 PM Central time when the all clear was given. Naturally, he began thinking of all those movies that featured cars blowing up when the ignition started. Luckily, nothing bad happened!
Just started my car to drive it home and my mind's eye flashed every film I've ever seen where the car blows up when started. Okay now :)— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) October 4, 2014
It might be a good thing that Gearbox is moving their headquarters. Back in mid-June, it was announced that Gearbox was moving from Plano to Frisco (still in Texas). The move will happen in 2015.