The three Texas men were arrested when a Wal-Mart clerk in Caro tipped off local police they had bought 80 cell phones. Police located hundreds more in their van and arrested them on state terror charges.
After a weekend investigation and hours of interrogation, both the FBI and Michigan State Police say the three were not targeting the suspension bridge.
The cell phones, according to the men, were to be brought back to Texas and resold at a profit. Pictures of the Mackinac Bridge, originally thought to be incriminating, are now being written off as tourist shots.
The three men are still in custoday, and at last check the terror charges had still not been dropped.
MSP and Michigan State Homeland Security Director Peter Munoz says there is an ongoing investigation which may include new fraud charges... but terrorism is no longer suspected.