August 18, 2005

OH, TO NOT BE IN ENGLAND (via erp):

Diaper sparks bomb alert (Reuters, 8/19/05)

An "electronic nappy" used to monitor wetness sparked a bomb alert in a German post office when it arrived in a parcel ticking suspiciously, police in the southwestern city of Heilbronn said Thursday.

"They suspected it was a bomb so they put the package into an empty room and called the police," said a police spokesman. "It was supposed to respond to wetness with bleeping sounds but this one ticked."


Lucky it wasn't at Heathrow--the Brits would have pumped a half dozen rounds into the kid.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 18, 2005 4:31 PM
Comments

Yanks would only have put the nipper in a wee orange boiler suit and played it Led Zeppelin records quite loud.

Soft-lads.

Posted by: Brit at August 19, 2005 4:38 AM

Anyone with newborns knows they conceal bombs in diapers all the time.

Posted by: John at August 19, 2005 9:28 AM

All;

What kid? There's no child involved in the story.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at August 19, 2005 10:01 AM

AOG - Yes, and that's why it's funny.

Posted by: erp at August 19, 2005 10:26 AM
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