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Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat

The Local · 2 Dec 2009, 16:04

Published: 02 Dec 2009 16:04 GMT+01:00

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Security guards on Sunday asked Jochen Naumann, 37, from the eastern German state of Saxony what was inside his backpack and he replied: “Two bombs.”

A Disney staff member repeated the question to Naumann, who again responded with a bomb threat.

A bomb sniffing dog was called in from a local sheriff’s office, though both the security team and the dog failed to find any explosives.

Naumann, the manager of a three-star hotel in Leipzig, tried to explain that he was just joking about the bombs, but to no avail. He was arrested and taken to Florida’s Orange County Jail.

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A judge set his bail at $10,000 because he was from overseas.

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17:27 December 2, 2009 by martell
Germans are said to be humorless...

17:32 December 2, 2009 by Rnrchres
A german joke is no laughing matter
18:40 December 2, 2009 by Jibzy
hwuhauhwau.. thats how it feels like to be brown.. u can even JOKE abt a bomb.
22:21 December 2, 2009 by Meringer
Places like Disney are on high alert. It would be quite a coup for a terrorist to hit a place like this or a professional sports match, a concert, the Oktoberfest in Munich, a train station, or anyother place where losts of people gather and normally feel safe. What this man did is no different than walking into Airport secuirty lines and announcing he had a bomb. What an idiot,
01:55 December 3, 2009 by Fredfeldman
What a boob, this guy got exactly what he deserved. Bet he thinks twice about joking about bombs the next time he tries to visit Mickey.
05:59 December 3, 2009 by wood artist
Sadly a tough way to learn, but jokes such as this simply can no longer be ignored. I wish that weren't true, but it is. Hopefully he can be released with a "stern warning." I'm pretty sure he will have learned his lesson.
08:52 December 3, 2009 by Edammer kaas
At least he has got me laughing,

maybe next time as a manager of a hotel

ask visitors the same question?
17:23 December 6, 2009 by D R Jones
December 4, jmjdk remarks:

Well jmjdk, it doesn't matter to me how much a security guard is payed, I only care if he's doing his job. In this country saying that you have a bomb in a public or private place is againist our laws. When asked twice if he had a bomb and he replyed that he did, the second time he should have been shot in the head! He was SURROUNDED BY CHILDREN! If you think joking about having a bomb in a place like that is a joke then you are as stupid as he was. This has nothing to do with our security personnel, it has to do with our not tolerating idiots from anywhere in the world!

Note: Don't come to America and make jokes about having a bomb in your backpack unless you want to spend time in one of our jails.
19:58 January 5, 2010 by pmac
He's lucky he didn't get shot.
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