"Let's blow the sucker up anyway!"
Remember The day the earth stood still? Well the attack of the faux terrorists finally came to my town.
Shoes cause scare in Birmingham post office. WBRC Six' version:
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A package containing a pair of shoes caused some trouble for a post office in Birmingham on Tuesday.
A suspicious package was discovered at the downtown post office on 3rd Avenue North sometime before 8:30 a.m. The building was evacuated and the bomb squad was called to the scene.
After the package was detonated, the contents were revealed to be a pair of shoes.
Authorities have not yet said what made the shoe package suspicious.
Another from Carol Robinson of the Birmingham Snooze:
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The suspicious package that caused police to shut down streets around the main post office in downtown Birmingham this morning turned out to be a pair of tennis shoes in a shoe box, Birmingham police say.
Police used a small explosion to open the box at 8:48 a.m. so they could see what was inside, police Sgt. Johnny Williams said. The explosion caused a loud boom and caused the ground to vibrate but did not destroy the picnic table on which the shoe box was sitting, Williams said.
Police are reopening the roads around the post office, which were shut down not long after police arrived about 7 a.m. The picnic table was just outside the main entrance to the post office.
Well, thank the Lord they saved the picnic table. That would have been a tragedy. I've got an alternate plan. The next time this happens, the first cop on the scene should whip a five dollar bill from his wallet, locate the nearest urban outdoorsman, and bribe him to go over and take the top off the shoe box.
If it explodes, what have we lost? And it is not like he didn't volunteer.