September 10, 2012
TUBBY’S Franchise Owner Arrested for Attempted Bomb-Making.
Alaa Manuel Qasawa of West Bloomfield, MI, the franchise owner of a Lake Orion Tubby’s Sub Shop, faces federal charges after an FBI investigation and raid at the Tubby’s Wednesday.
According to a report in the Oakland Press, the FBI had several conversations with a witness who spoke directly with Alaa Manuel Qasawa about purchasing blasting caps and other bomb-making components.
The Oakland Press story states:
Agents concluded from the calls that Qasawa already possessed explosives, including an M228 — which is a pyrotechnic delay igniting fuse used in conjunction with an M69 grenade body…
The FBI said they concluded Qasawa — who is not licensed to have explosives by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office — is attempting to manufacture explosive devices.
Customers and Tubby’s franchise executives were surprised by the allegations made against Alaa Manuel Qasawa:
“Tubby’s is surprised and shocked by this development, given Mr. Qasawa’s history as a good franchisee/store operator,” stated CEO of Tubby’s Grilled Submarines. “Should there be substance to the allegations leveled against Mr. Qasawa, Tubby’s will take all actions necessary to protect its brand and reputation.”
Tubby’s has 65 franchised locations in Michigan.
ARE YOU AN TUBBY’S FRANCHISE OWNER OR FRANCHISEE? ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH ALAA MANUEL QASAWA?
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