Bomb squad disables suspect sex toy
Explosive climax to Post Office scare
Here's a top tip for those of you thinking of sending battery-operated sex toys via the Royal Mail: take out the power source before popping the package in the post, or you might enjoy a more explosive climax than anticipated.
This piece of advice comes via the BBC, which reports that Post Office staff in Hasland, Chesterfield, alerted the bomb squad after detecting a suspiciously-noisy parcel. The street was duly sealed off for an hour and a half during which the chaps disabled the offending device in a controlled explosion.
The source of the scare was subsequently found to be a vibrator, provocatively packed with a packet of chocolate buttons. A police spokesman said: "Officers had no way of knowing what was inside the package. But it gave us a giggle. They had to act on the information available and had to do what they thought was right. Thankfully, it was nothing more serious." ®
Ta very much to Luke Dutton for the heads-up.
If they weren't on drugs ...
>> everyone knows all bombs make suspicious noises....er...did they drug test the post office staff ? :)
... I can only imagine it must have been addressed to the DVLA to make them so suspicious - probably someone trying to bribe the girls (or boys) in Swansea.
Remember when it used to be...
...batteries NOT included. Maybe there was a reason for that.
This is as bad as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force scare. What kind of bomb takes the form of a blinking illuminated picture of an alien giving the finger? What bomb maker would alert potential victims by making a vibrating package? My only conclusion can be that many people are very dumb.