The explosion that rocked Nashville, Tennessee on Christmas Day knocked out an AT&T data facility, which then resulted in cell phone and internet access outages across a huge region of Tennessee and Kentucky. It grounded flights. It destroyed or severely damaged over 40 buildings. Three people were injured.
The police and FBI have zeroed in on a suspect: Anthony Quinn Warner.
Agents searched the home of the 63-year-old on Saturday. A home which, on Google maps, had an RV parked outside believed to be the bomb vehicle, the one that first broadcast an eerie warning to evacuate before the huge detonation.
But who IS Anthony Quinn Warner?
He’s a Nashville local, a white male of retirement age identified as the owner of that RV by his neighbors. Newsweek and other media outlets have linked Warner to Custom Alarms Electronics.
A local station reports that “he signed over his longtime home” – which is the home that was searched yesterday – “to a 29-year old woman who lives in California. Property records show he sold her another house nearby a year earlier.”
“We don’t know much about Warner, other than he likely owned an alarm company during the 1990s,” they added.
Strangely, that 29-year-old woman told the Daily Mail that she didn’t even buy the house.
Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, signed the property away via a quitclaim deed to Lisa Swing, a 29-year-old woman living in Los Angeles, for $0.00, according to county records.
[Swing’s] signature does not appear on the November 25th transfer and she told DailyMail.com she knew absolutely nothing about it.
It gets stranger.
‘In the state of Tennessee you can deed property to someone else without their consent or their signature or anything,’ Swing told DailyMail.com
‘I didn’t even buy the house he just deeded it over to me without my knowledge. So this all very weird to me, that’s about all I can say.’
Swing declined to say whether she had ever met Warner or whether she had family links to him, adding: ‘I’ve been told to direct everything else to FBI.’
Reuters confirmed that Warner “signed over the property to a woman in Los Angeles at no cost to her,” and that the “document was signed by Warner, but not by the woman.” So not signed by Swing.
Okay. That’s weird y’all.