Friday, September 10, 2010

Overzealous law enforcement detonate suspicious toy pony!

The bomb squad in Orange County Florida detonated a toy pony that had been left in a cul-de-sac near an elementary school. It is presented here as an example of rampant crazy fear and over zealous law enforcement overcoming common sense. Perhaps it belonged to a child nearby?

From the Orlando Sentinel:

A “suspicious” toy pony was blown up after it was found abandoned in the middle of a cul-de-sac near an Orange County elementary school this morning.

The FurReal pony, an expensive, life-like toy, was investigated as a possible explosive device after someone called Orange County deputies to report it. A robot inspected the toy before a pack of explosives was placed near the stuffed animal and detonated.

If we blew up every toy we found on our cul-de-sac it would be like the trenches of the on our street. I just assume that it belongs to one of our neighbors and sometimes put it back in the yard of the kid it belongs to. At no point do we blow it up.

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