TAMPA, Fla. – An Egyptian college student charged with transporting explosives wants an FBI-produced video excluded from his trial in Tampa.
A motion filed in federal court Wednesday claimed that the FBI made a "Hollywood-esque" video that improperly characterizes the degree of destruction created by the items found in Youssef Megahed's car.
The University of South Florida student and a companion were arrested after a traffic stop in South Carolina in August 2007.
Deputies found what they described as explosives in the trunk; the defense claims they were ingredients for homemade fireworks.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
A trial date for the 22-year-old Megahed has not been set.