Nashville RV bomber was a ‘hippie’: ex-colleague

Anthony Quinn Warner, an RV bomber from Nashville, was a weed-loving flower child with a mustache “Magnum, PI” – which police hated, a former aide claimed.

“He was a hippie. Long hair, ”Tom Lundborg told The Daily Beast about his years-long daily relationship with the Christmas Day suicide bomber who started in the 70s.

Lundborg – who was a teenager when he met the then 20-year-old Warner – said he “kind of looked up to him” when they worked in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where Warner lived until his death. .

“He was a smart man. I drove with him all day every day – during the summer, at least for a few years, “he said of his partner who works for Lundborg’s father, ACE Alarms.

“He was a little guy, the quiet type, but nice to girls,” Lundborg said, adding Warner likes to smoke weeds.

‘My father would go diving with him. He was popular among the females in there, you could just see. He did not flirt much, but you could see that they liked him. ‘

Warner told him he was in the Navy, although there was no history of him ever serving in the U.S. Army, The Daily Beast noted.

Warner hated police and would give his young colleague lectures if they saw officers, he said.

He told The Daily Beast that Warner would tell him, ‘I hate cops. They are all corrupt. Never trust a policeman. ‘

Lundborg said Warner ‘betrayed’ his parents and started his own alarm business and took ACE customers with him, but it failed because ‘he did not have the personality’ to deal with customers.

He last saw him in 2007, he told the store and did not set out to indicate that the 63-year-old would commit the horror on Christmas morning in his explosive RV.

Authorities also said Warner was never on their radar, and his only arrest was in 1978 for possession of marijuana.

He appears to have changed his life this year in ways that suggest he has long planned his suicide bombing.

He gave away his car and told the recipient that he had cancer, told a client that he was retiring and even gave up his house.

Less than a week before Christmas, he also smiles when he tells a neighbor, “Nashville and the world will never forget me.”

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