A 49-year-old guy in Ocala, Florida named Mark Barnett recently figured out a way to make a bunch of money in the stock market. Unfortunately it involved him becoming a TERRORIST.
He planned to detonate a bunch of small explosives in Target stores in New York, Florida, and Virginia by hiding them in empty boxes, and putting them on shelves.
He assumed Target's stock price would start plummeting from all the bad press. Then he'd buy a bunch of stock . . . wait for the price to go back up . . . and sell it for a profit.
The whole thing actually came close to happening. He built 10 bombs, stuck them in empty boxes of pasta and stuffing mix, and hired a guy to put them in 10 different stores.
Thankfully the guy he hired went to the cops last Monday and turned him in. According to the cops, each bomb was big enough to cause serious injuries, or even KILL someone if they were standing close enough.
He's facing up to 10 years in a federal prison