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bypass striking the door ?

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rai

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Post Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:57 pm

bypass striking the door ?

Interesting bit from the wikipedia article on operation snow white,

In January 1976 Hermann, the Southeast US Secretary for the Information Bureau, informed Meisner that Heldt and Weigand approved a plan to send Alverzo to Washington. Alverzo arrived on the 17th, and on the 18th he picked the locks on the doors belonging to the office of Lewis Hubbard (no relation to L. Ron Hubbard) and the file room housing Zuravin's files. Wolfe stood guard at the end of the hallway while Alverzo worked on Hubbard's door. A few doors down Meisner worked on Zuravin's door. After an hour and a half with no success, Meisner was getting upset. In frustration, Meisner hit the top of Zuravin's door, which popped right open. The three Scientologists entered the office and took the remaining Scientology related documents. They then traveled to another floor where they made photocopies. Wolfe continued to make copies while Alverzo and Meisner tried again to open Hubbard's office. The trio then worked well into the night photocopying files from Hubbard’s office. When they left, sometime around 2 AM, they left with a foot tall stack of documents.[33] Less than a month later Richard Weigand wrote to Jane Kember, telling her that the IRS documents that had been ordered to be obtained in Guardian Order 1361, over two years earlier, had been obtained.[34]

I haven't heard of this smacking the top of the door bypass, anyone have any idea how it works?
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Post Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:59 pm

Re: bypass striking the door ?

Isn't this the same principle as kicking a lawnmower that won't start?

In reality I assume the door was poorly fit in it's frame. Either that or scientologists really do have supernatural powers.
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Post Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:41 pm

Re: bypass striking the door ?

To hit the top of a door, it must be open correct?. :shock:
Maybe the same technique that The Fonz used to turn the juke box on Happy Days.?
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:18 am

Re: bypass striking the door ?

The only additional information in the source document (http://www.lermanet.com/reference/stipulationUSvsMSH.txt) is that he used his fist to hit it.

My guess is tunnel vision. He had to pick a few locks before getting to this one, and then didn't even look at this door before he got to picking. When he stood up and banged on it in frustration--think Charlton Heston at the end of Planet of the Apes--he realized that it was basically open the whole time.

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