Bin Laden Paid Neighborhood Kids for Soccer Balls Lost Into His Compound
As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.
Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.
We can only conclude that bin Laden believed the Pakistani children could be CIA plants, and the soccer balls could contain some sort of camera or information-gathering device needed to be destroyed. Read on to see the report.