Man arrested after trying to board airplane wearing this cool watch – TSA thinks it’s the bomb
// November 21st, 2012 // Geek Humor
Steampunk rears its ugly head again. An Oakland artist and teacher was arrested at Oakland International Airport for wearing a suspicious watch. Geoffrey McGann, 49, was arrested at 7:45 PM on Thursday after airport security found him wearing a watch with wires, toggle switch, and fuses protruding from it. Airport security thought the watch looked like either a bomb or a timing device for a bomb and called in the bomb squad to investigate. After handing the watch around amidst a chorus of “oohs” and “aahs”, the watch was deemed safe and classified by TSA as “pretty cool”.
“McGann has made dozens of the kind of watch he was wearing when he was arrested and said they have a popular design among people who have seen them. The first time McGann traveled with the watch, he showed it to a TSA supervisor at Los Angeles International Airport and the supervisor told him it was OK to wear it on the plane.”
In a reversal of sanity, the case against McGann has been dismissed and his reservations a Guantanamo Bay cancelled.
Geek Slop take: Not sure. Watch looks pretty normal to us.
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