Forbes: Man, 47, charged after KC airport fake bomb scare

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Forbes: Man, 47, charged after KC airport fake bomb scare

    Sadly, not everybody's elevator runs all the way to the top.
     
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    The hilarious part of this case is that the patient would have done anything to get his "bomb" noticed. No need to root around in his pants.

    We don't need the TSA to "stop" this kind of "terrorist."
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KPLR 11: Fmr. NY Police Officer Faces Federal Charges After KCI Incident

    A former New York City police officer faces federal charges after refusing to allow authorities to examine his bag as he was going through security at Kansas City International Airport.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 45-year-old Anthony Falco Jr. tried to take a package through airport security. Investigators say it looked like an improvised explosive device.

    The items in the man's bag later tested negative for explosives, authorities say.
     
  4. myadvice

    myadvice Original Member

    It smells like there is more to this story..."looked like an improvised explosive device" could mean anything... It would not surprise me to find out that the man has been charged because the TSA overreacted and created a scene and now someones rear needs to be covered .
     
  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    "Abundance of caution" keeps coming up in the official statements on all these incidents. I think it means "stupidity".
     
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"
     
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    True. We are, after all, talking about an agency that sees IEDs in 90+-year-old ladies' incontinence undergarments.
     
  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    1) I believe TSA would do just about anything.
    2) I believe nothing that TSA says.
     
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  9. myadvice

    myadvice Original Member

    Full Story: http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_357f028a-64d0-570e-b4e0-501f303f0c8a.html

    Exerpts:

    "The 47-year-old Falco _ whose own mother told authorities that her son has a history of mental illness and recently quit taking his medications _ repeatedly shook his head in disagreement Monday as a judge read an FBI agent's affidavit outlining actions that led to a two-count federal complaint."

    "Among the items were a laptop computer and severally individually wrapped packages investigators said were "over-taped," which often is the case with homemade bombs."

    "During the K-9 sweep ... Falco began to chant Bible verses and began to appear to pray"

    "The items in one package included a clock, single "A" battery, an IPOD, a digital camera, a camera battery and wires, the affidavit said. The other two packages contained two "C" batteries, components of a digital camera and cellphone, along with other personal items."
     
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  10. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    This is going to be a very sad case I fear.
     
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is just sad. So sad. And given the way we treat people with mental illness in this country, it will only get sadder. They'll throw him a prison, like they do with so many mentally ill people, where he'll only be further abused.
     
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  12. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Yep. Had there been a decent mental health system in place in this country, this might not have happened. Maybe we should work on that "in the abundance of caution."
     
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  13. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Well that would surely cost too much, I mean, we've already been told that more gloves for physical inspections are too much money! We're better off spending hundreds of millions more on strip search machines and more standing around yelling at and groping citizens.
     
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  14. Pesky Monkey

    Pesky Monkey Original Member

    Just remember. Never carry on a bowling ball labeled "Acme" with a string hanging off it.
     

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