April 21, 2010, - 4:22 am
This has to be the most ridiculous release-without-charges of an apparent shoe bombing terrorist attempt yet.
Who Needs Foam/Gel Lifts, When You Can Have the Comfort of Shrapnel/Batteries?
A guy tries to get on a plane with batteries and shrapnel in his shoes, and the authorities buy his excuse that he–ya know–just wanted to look taller. Wow, a great, comfortable, novel idea for lifts. Because batteries and shrapnel in shoes would never be used as a shoe bomb. And anyone who thinks so is an anti-Muslim, alarmist bigot, right?
Who needs foam inserts or Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts, when you can enjoy the comfort of walking on shrapnel and batteries? And then they not only release the guy, but discuss whether or not he’d be reimbursed for a missed flight. Incredible. Incredibly stupid. More stupid? That this guy who uses shrapnel and batteries to “look taller” on planes is now in the U.S. YAY!!! Lucky us.
Police say a man stopped at Toronto’s Pearson airport today with suspicious material has been released without charge.
Peel police Sgt. Zahir Shah says the issue is a private matter and the man is now departing for a U.S. location.
The man was stopped at a security check point and investigated after the suspicious material was found.
Media reports say it was shrapnel and batteries in his shoes and the man had placed them there to appear taller.
Police determined the material was not there for a criminal purpose.
“Not for a criminal purpose”? HUH?! Why the heck else is shrapnel and batteries inside the bottoms of a man’s shoes at an airport? For comfort? Like I said above, Dr. Scholl’s has that covered. Nothing says comfort like hardened metal batteries and shrapnel.
A “private matter”? What–was he using the shrapnel and batteries as condoms or sex toys? I can’t imagine how a man putting batteries and shrapnel inside his shoes is a private matter. More like a public national security matter.
More about this idiocy here.
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