Saturday, December 04, 2004

Where's Peter Sellers?

French Police Misplace Explosives on Jet
PARIS (AP) - Police at Paris' top airport lost track of a passenger's bag in which plastic explosives were placed to train bomb-sniffing dogs, police said Saturday. Warned that the bag may have gotten on any of nearly 90 flights from Charles de Gaulle, authorities searched planes upon arrival in Los Angeles and New York.

French police said the explosives were harmless ...
... and there was no chance of their going off, since no detonators were connected to them.
I feel so much better now! And how would you like to be the passenger with the mystery gift in his bag?
"Indeed, it's possible that someone will have a surprise when he opens his bag."
No excrement, Sherlock!

More Inspector Clouseau details:
French police at Charles de Gaulle deliberately placed up to five ounces of plastic explosives into a passenger's luggage Friday evening, police spokesman Pierre Bouquin said.

But a "momentary lack of surveillance" led to the bag being lost on a conveyor belt carrying luggage from check-in to planes, he said.

Authorities immediately alerted the relevant airlines that one of between 80 and 90 planes that left the French capital from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday could be carrying the explosives, Bouquin said.
Maybe they were busy asking an organ grinder about his "minkey?"