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Family's holiday torpedoed by explosive underwear joke

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Family's holiday torpedoed by explosive underwear joke
Photo: DPA
07:36 CET+01:00
A 42-year-old man from Stuttgart ruined his family's holiday to Egypt on Tuesday after he was overheard telling an acquaintance he had explosives his underwear while going through airport security.

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.

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.

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