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October 4, 2004
They Swear, It's A Relaxation Device

An Australian who redefined the notion of a quick airpport layover managed to shut down an airport when their mechanical paramour decided it still had a bit more life left after being thoughtlessly tossed aside:

Hundreds of airline passengers suffered disruption to their travel plans when a major regional airport was shut down for an hour after a humming and vibrating adult sex toy was mistaken for a bomb.

The vibrator was discovered at 9:15 am (2315 GMT Sunday) by a security officer who checked out a suspicious package inside a rubbish bin at the terminal cafeteria of Mackay Airport in the northeastern state of Queensland, a police spokeswoman said.

The terminal was evacuated immediately while passengers who had just arrived from a flight, check-in staff, cafeteria employees and hire car personnel were all forced to leave.

Of course, the first question one asks is why anyone would throw away a working, er, adult novelty device at the airport rather than at home. Wouldn't it seem an unusual place to break out Mr. Happy? The Australian security forces must have gotten quite the laugh when they discovered the grave threat recovered from the garbage. I daresay the passengers in the terminals and the airlines whose flights were delayed weren't chuckling too much about it.

In the future, people, let's remember to remove the batteries first ...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 4, 2004 5:04 AM

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