File This Under “What???”

I’m told those magnetic wrist bracelets help arthritis, but as for this…

What the heck was this guy up to and why did he think that flying on a plane with an electronic device stuffed up his rectum was acceptable?

An Iraqi immigrant with a suspicious device stuffed into a body cavity was detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday and a Philadelphia-bound jetliner was diverted to Las Vegas because his luggage was aboard, authorities said.
The device and the luggage were cleared by bomb squads in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
“There never was a threat,” said Larry Fetters, security director at Los Angeles International Airport for the federal Transportation Security Administration.
Fadhel Al-Maliki, 35, of Atlantic City, N.J., was held for a mental evaluation and for a possible immigration violation, federal officials said.

“Held for a mental evaluation”. Ya think?
And I wonder how they decided which member of the bomb squad had to “clear the device”. Blech. And like lawhawk asks: “If the individual was stopped and prevented from flying, why were his bags allowed to continue on with the flight?”
TSA is an expensive joke at times.
And what would a non suspicious device stuffed into a body cavity be?

6 Responses to “File This Under “What???””

  1. So what lucky government employee got to handle the extraction?

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    Magnets do not help arthritis. People have rightfully been put in jail for that type of fraud. This scam is as old as Ben Franklin.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ah, c’mon Mike. They don’t help align and attune your body to the cosmic energies that surround us?

  4. Nightfly says:

    Maybe the device was meant for brain therapy. It sounds like it was administered properly.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    This gives new meaning to the phrase “magnetic personality”.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    I wonder if he’ll stick to the fridge door in Leavenworth?

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