Saturday, March 15, 2008

IN: Suspicious package turns out to be turnip

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A raw turnip was at the root of a bomb scare that last for hours at a Fort Wayne law office.
An employee at Haller & Colvin Attorneys at Law called police Thursday after opening a U.S. Postal Service box and finding a suspicious gift bag inside.
Officers then called the city's bomb unit, which brought in a robot to carry the package outside to a parking lot.
X-rays showed no signs of an explosive, but bomb technicians decided to detonate the package with a water cannon just to be safe.
After that, they opened the box and found the turnip, wrapped in lettuce-green tissue paper inside a sandwich bag.
It was unclear who was supposed to receive the vegetable.

I've never had more fun reading the news than I do here in Indiana....


Blair said...

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Brooke said...

I've given up watching the news and reading the newspaper... I got tired of the fear mongering that goes on. Now, I'll just read your blog for the *real* news involving mysterious root vegetables and the like :)

Shiloh said...

I like the line "a raw turnip was at the root of the problem". Classic punnery in the news :)

Garth Tingey said...

Two things:
1) As a postal employee, I can totally see that story playing out and a turnip isn't even the 15th oddest thing that I have seen mailed

2) If you think that Indiana news is interesting, you should read The Anchorage Daily News []. It usually is chock full of crazy stuff. My favorites are the stories about moose who fell off a cliff and the person who has been dumping piles of horse manure on vacant lots around town