February 28th, 2007

OMG

Boston police blow up suspicious traffic counter!

Boston police closed down the financial district around Devonshire Street this morning while they exploded a suspicious green box chained to a No Parking sign.  The box turned out to be a traffic counter, which G4TV's "Attack of the Show" reports was put there by the city government.  Now I wonder if the city will sue itself to recover the costs of the operation and demand it apologize to itself.

http://www.bostonist.com/archives/2007/02/28/boston_blotter_dont_panic.php

"Boston Police!  Open up!"
"What?  What's wrong?"
"You're under arrest for suspected terrorism!"
"What?!  Why?!"
"You have suspicious exposed wiring and blinky things mounted all around your building!"
"Those are my Christmas lights!"
"See, Harold?  I told you you should have taken those down weeks ago!"