Don’t say you don’t have a bomb

The Boston Globe reports that a teenager was arrested for putting a note in his luggage that said he didn’t have a bomb. He was charged with making a bomb threat.

    Ann E. Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, said the note was discovered by a baggage screener at about 6:20 a.m. when the bag was chosen for a random search. No bomb was found.

    Socha was arrested by State Police and his mother, father, and sister, were ordered off United Airlines Flight 171 to Honolulu via San Francisco, which was set to depart at 7:07 a.m.

    According to the police report, the note, which was placed on top of clothes in a black gym bag read: ”[Expletive] you. Stay the [expletive] out of my bag you [expletive] sucker. Have you found a [expletive] bomb yet? No, just clothes. Am I right? Yea, so [expletive] you.”

Yup, sure sounds like a bomb threat to me. Or is it now illegal to question the tactics of the TSA?

Link via Reason‘s Hit & Run.)

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