Small town bomb scares.
November 7, 2001 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Small town bomb scares. Before: "Look, some poor guy left his briefcase here... guess I'll open it up and see who's it is." After: "Look, a bomb!"
posted by Hugh2d2 (6 comments total)
The article fails to mention that C4 explosives would've not only taken out the 5 blocks... but pretty much the downtown of Concordia.
posted by geoff. at 1:25 PM on November 7, 2001

An old candid camera episode I watched had a person in Israel walk into a crowded area, put down a briefcase/satches/bag, then run like hell.

Of course, the people scattered. This was considered funny to the Israelis watching. I thought it odd, at the time.
posted by dwivian at 1:27 PM on November 7, 2001

I'm originally from a small town, and the stories i've been hearing from back home are ridiculous....
posted by jessie at 2:31 PM on November 7, 2001

do tell, jessie
posted by jpoulos at 3:01 PM on November 7, 2001

A friend of my mom's (sounds like an urban legend already) sent a birthday card to some relatives. Apparently she never puts a return address on bday cards so they'll be surprised -- no big deal. Anyway, the family gets the card, doesn't see a return address, and it's postmarked from a 'larger' city nearby. With nothing else suspicious to go on, they freak and call the cops. I'm not sure where all it went from there.... Beautiful.
posted by jessie at 4:28 PM on November 7, 2001

If the terrorists had taken out that Casey's, America would have been ON ITS KNEES!!!
posted by byort at 8:49 AM on November 8, 2001

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