Apparently driving around in plain sight with this on the front of your car never drew any suspicion. Well, this is Massachusetts, where until five days ago terrorism was merely a figment of the imagination of frothing rightwingers. I’m surprised the DMV didn’t issue a state tag like this. In case you’re wondering, vehicles there only require an official state plate on the back.
The two men arrested last night in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings drive a car with the licence plate that reads: ‘Terrorista #1’
The students, named be neighbours by their first names Azmat and Diaz, drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalised plate and a sticker on the back which reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****’.
They are thought to be from Kazakhstan and had not been seen since the bombings until last night when their ground floor apartment in New Bedford, MA, was raided by a dozen FBI agents at gunpoint.
One of their girlfriends was also arrested. All three are in their late teens or early 20s.
Their apartment was raised because police say the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have lived at their address.
MailOnline has discovered another link – Dzhokhar Tweeted pictures of the car on his Twitter account J_tsar.
In one picture the BMW is next to another dark coloured sports car with the caption: ‘Place your bets’ as if they are about to race.
The neighbour told MailOnline that Azmat and Diaz were ‘nice boys’ who were light skinned, thin and short.