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Family’s holiday torpedoed by explosive underwear joke

DPA/The Local · 6 Jan 2010, 07:36

Published: 06 Jan 2010 07:36 GMT+01:00

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When asked if he had made such a claim by security officials he admitted that he had made a bad joke. He was then promptly arrested and thoroughly searched for explosive materials.

Though nothing suspicious was found, he and his entire family were barred from going on their flight by the airline. Besides not having their trip refunded, the joker now stands to be fined up to €1,000 for being a public nuisance.

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Fortunately he admitted his mistake to the police immediately – had he insisted his underpants were explosive he could have face criminal proceedings leading up to three years in jail.

DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

10:09 January 6, 2010 by The-ex-pat
When will people learn that airport security has no room for humour (German or otherwise). Bell and end come to mind!!
10:15 January 6, 2010 by Heinrich der Zweite
Those who boast have got nothing in their pants.
19:06 January 6, 2010 by lordwilliams629
Heinrich thats not true in my case, in that area i'm what one would call very well in dowd, and yes I have been known for boasting about it.
21:57 January 6, 2010 by Jibzy
Williams: Thats prolly the hemorrhoid... we cud read its affects here too!
04:00 January 7, 2010 by 1FCK_1FCK
I thought we all got one free joke at the airport. On the house, you might say.

No need to not refund the price of his flight, though. That's just being spiteful. We all make mistakes.
20:10 January 8, 2010 by daktroncisinc
?????? 19:06 January 6, 2010 by lordwilliams629

Heinrich thats not true in my case, in that area i'm what one would call very well in dowd, and yes I have been known for boasting about it.

Say what? You are 'in doubt', I guess is what you meant to say.

As, if you were truly endowed, you'd know how to spell it too :):)
22:47 January 8, 2010 by allhappy
Well,that might be what he seriously had in his mind,an explosive in his damn underwear.

The mind's unpredictable.
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