Idiot Cops Mistake Child’s Toy For Radioactive Device

June 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“A toy nuclear power plant built by two six year-olds sparked a public alert in Germany, only for authorities to discover the would-be security threat was the shell of a computer with a radiation warning sign stuck to it.

Fire services and police cordoned off several streets and told residents to stay indoors in the western town of Oelde after the two boys left their mock power station on the street when they went home for dinner Monday evening.”

http://in.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idINTRE55M6ME20090623

There seems to be an “overabundance of caution” run amok not only here in America, but throughout the world. A third grader brings a purple water gun to school, and the school is locked down. A litterbug tosses a can of Pepsi outside a bank, and cops cordon off the bank thinking the Pepsi can might be a bomb.

Stop the insanity! A water gun is just a water gun, a Pepsi can is just a Pepsi can, and a computer with a radiation warning sign stuck to it is just a child’s play nuclear station.

We are becoming a nation of wimps! The sky isn’t falling, it’s called rain! Those idiot cops should be suspended for inconveniencing hundreds of people.