Tuesday, March 06, 2007


You will not find a better lede than this one. Reuters reports:
An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.
The magnet inside Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, set off an alarm; a bomb squad had to examine the "suspicious item" found during a cavity search.

Maliki lives in Atlantic City; he was headed from L.A. to Philadelphia. He missed the flight -- a magnet in the rectum can do that -- but his luggage made the trip.


Anonymous said...

Great. Looks like TSA scores again.

Dan said...

They should treat that the same as yelling "Fire" in a crowded building.

oddjob60 said...

This gets more intriguing when paired with this confrontation-or-maybe-a-hijacker-dry-run.

Anonymous said...

The sumbitch is lucky he didn't get his ass stuck to a refrigerator door somewhere.