NY terror plot: SUV used sold to suspect by teenager

The explosive-laden SUV used by Pak-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad in Saturday`s failed Times Square bombing attempt was sold to him for USD 1,300 by a Connecticut girl.

Last Updated: May 04, 2010, 22:05 PM IST

New York: The explosive-laden SUV used by
Pakistan-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad in the Saturday`s
failed Times Square bombing attempt was sold to him for USD
1,300 by 19-year-old Connecticut girl.

The teen, Peggy Colas, sold her Nissan Pathfinder over
the internet to Shahzad Faisal, who lived 20 minutes away from
her house, on April 28 for USD 1,300 and paid in USD 100
bills, the New York Post said.

On Sunday, she posted on Facebook: "OMG! I had a crazy
day...it`s official. I have a bad luck...SMH I hope they find
that bastard."

Colas`s brother told the Post that he (Faisal) "talked
very softly", and "he said he was just going to drive
around and visit friends in New York".

The girl was questioned by federal authorities in
Bridgeport on Sunday after they traced the Sports Utility
Vehicle`s (SUV) owner through its ID number.

Faisal, who recently visited Pakistan, was arrested
yesterday night by US authorities as he was reportedly trying
to flee the country.

Faisal is a suspect in a terror plot that dramatically
unfolded on Saturday when a foot patrol officer spotted a
parked SUV identified as a Nissan Pathfinder around 0630 pm
in Times Square. The officer noticed a box inside the vehicle
with smoke coming out of it.

The car, parked in a crowded area, was later found to
be loaded with a bomb made of electrical components, three
propane gas tanks, two additional gas canisters and a timing
device.

PTI