Wednesday, March 07, 2007

More Dangerous Than Coulter

It appears that gays may face dangers more daunting than Ann Coulter.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.

The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, set off an alarm during passenger screening at the airport early on Tuesday morning.

A police bomb squad was called to examine what was deemed a suspicious item found during a body cavity search of the man. Local media reports said a magnet was found in his rectum.

"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity," Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters.
So far no one has a clue as to the origins of his behavior. Is this some new type of homeopathic remedy for hemroids or something more sinister?

H/T Astute Bloggers


linearthinker said...

Perhaps it was a dry run, no pun intended.

Doug said...

In other Anal News:

BERLIN (Reuters) - An 18-year-old man has been detained for repeatedly defecating in front of a cash machine in a bank vestibule in the southern German town of Eggmuehl, police said on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said man, who left his deposit at the bank eight times, was caught only after the bank installed video monitors to film him in action. A staff worker later spotted the man as he was boarding a local bus.

She alerted police and they then detained him as he was about to get off the bus. He faces charges of vandalism, the spokesman said.

Doug said...

You can bet the Shiites are behind this.

linearthinker said...

There's more discussion on this at Belmont Club today, with a photo of a golfball sized V40 grenade found in the rectum of a prisoner in El Salvador. It's a Brave New World for TSA screeners, for sure.