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A Case of Mistaken Identity

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posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 05:15 AM
An Australian bus driver called police to report a suspicious package he thought might have been a bomb...when police investigated the object turned out to be a Whoopie Cushion

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) — An Australian bus driver who called police after he found a package on his bus which emitted a strange sound when touched was left red-faced when it turned out to be a novelty store cushion.

Just two weeks ago Sydney, Australia's largest city, adopted a New York-style "If you see something, say something" counter-terrorism campaign urging people to report unattended bags or suspicious activity around public transport.

The driver found the package on the rear seat of his bus after completing his route around the Sydney beachside of Coogee on Sunday.

Fearing it could be an explosive device of some kind, he called the police.

"It was an unattended item, emitting a popping sound," a police spokesman said.

But when the police went in, they found out it was just a Whoopie Cushion.

The Moderate Voice

posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 05:41 AM

posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 08:12 AM
I for one am glad that this bus driver took a very proactive approach and notified the proper authorities regarding a suspicious package. Thankfully we can look back now and maybe have a slight chuckle at what the package really was, but the situation as a whole is not to be taken lightly. The more people on the look out for suspicious packages, the better off we all will be.

EDIT: to correct spelling

[edit on 8/3/2005 by DCFusion]

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