A 44-year-old locomotive engineer Eduardo Moreno has used his professional skill to derail a moving train to “wake people up”. According to his April 1st interrogations he didn’t trust Mercy, the Navy hospital ship anchored in the Port of Los Angeles where he worked.
After Mercy arrived at the port 6 days ago, Moreno grew suspicious of the COVID-19-fighting ship, claiming that the government was hiding some sinister truth about the real nature of it.
To draw attention to himself and therefore to his conspiracy, he derailed a moving cargo train, causing it to run through several barriers, fences and across a parking lot. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. The train leaked oil that was removed by firefighters.
Eduardo Moreno is currently facing federal charges for train-wrecking, with maximum sentence of 20 years.