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(Radio.com)   Welcome to the Detroit Airport lost luggage department. Yes, my bag is missing. Last time I saw it was when I checked it in at Terminal D in LaGuardia Airport ... One moment please   (wcbs880.radio.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Police, LaGuardia Airport, Terminal D, Law enforcement agency, NYPD Bomb Squad, suspicious checked bag, law enforcement, Port Authority Police Department  
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2020-07-09 11:39:38 AM  
I did this once going to an event in Dallas. Got to the Omni & realized I left a carry-on with our products for sale (skate bearings) at Love Field. Luckily, the Omni let me nab one of their limo drivers and race back to the terminal. I got there, headed to the lost in found who pointed me over to a cop. I was slightly confused but walked over to the officer and explained the situation.

"This yours?"
"Yes, yes it is" (handed him my I.D. & business card)
>Cop looks at it for a sec<
"Well, get it the F outta here! We were 2 minutes from calling the bomb squad to blow it up."
"Well, considering it has ball bearings in...."
"DID I STUTTER?"
"Ummm....no. Have a good day!" (grabbed bag & quickly got back in the SUV)

Air travel, such fun!
 
2020-07-09 11:48:54 AM  

isamudyson: I did this once going to an event in Dallas. Got to the Omni & realized I left a carry-on with our products for sale (skate bearings) at Love Field. Luckily, the Omni let me nab one of their limo drivers and race back to the terminal. I got there, headed to the lost in found who pointed me over to a cop. I was slightly confused but walked over to the officer and explained the situation.

"This yours?"
"Yes, yes it is" (handed him my I.D. & business card)
>Cop looks at it for a sec<
"Well, get it the F outta here! We were 2 minutes from calling the bomb squad to blow it up."
"Well, considering it has ball bearings in...."
"DID I STUTTER?"
"Ummm....no. Have a good day!" (grabbed bag & quickly got back in the SUV)

Air travel, such fun!


Cool story, bro. I hate to think what mayhem might have occured while blowing up a bag full of ball bearings. I hope they would have taken to it to remote site.
 
2020-07-09 11:50:53 AM  
The good news:  we found your luggage.

The bad news:  it caught the dread Rona and we had to put it down. We're pretty sure we put it down in Louisiana. Hope nobody buys it at the auction of lost luggage (baggage).
 
2020-07-09 1:32:30 PM  

brantgoose: isamudyson: I did this once going to an event in Dallas. Got to the Omni & realized I left a carry-on with our products for sale (skate bearings) at Love Field. Luckily, the Omni let me nab one of their limo drivers and race back to the terminal. I got there, headed to the lost in found who pointed me over to a cop. I was slightly confused but walked over to the officer and explained the situation.

"This yours?"
"Yes, yes it is" (handed him my I.D. & business card)
>Cop looks at it for a sec<
"Well, get it the F outta here! We were 2 minutes from calling the bomb squad to blow it up."
"Well, considering it has ball bearings in...."
"DID I STUTTER?"
"Ummm....no. Have a good day!" (grabbed bag & quickly got back in the SUV)

Air travel, such fun!

Cool story, bro. I hate to think what mayhem might have occured while blowing up a bag full of ball bearings. I hope they would have taken to it to remote site.


Probably they would have cleared out part of the parking area to do it. The annoying part it, they would have been in our checked luggage except TSA made a bad habit of not putting them all back in the bag after checking it. You can only lose so many display boxes of product before you just carry them on the flight with you. I have gotten used to the extra time when a "SSS" code comes up on my boarding pass as I know it means I am getting the extra special patdown from the gate police.
 
2020-07-09 1:50:02 PM  
Didn't this happen yesterday too, or am I living a glitch in the Matrix?
 
2020-07-09 1:57:15 PM  
Terminal D sounds like a disease.

That or a deadly weener.
 
2020-07-09 1:58:21 PM  

kendelrio: Didn't this happen yesterday too, or am I living a glitch in the Matrix?


Update from earlier today
 
2020-07-09 2:13:18 PM  
Narrator: Was it ticking?
Airport Security Officer: Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking 'cause modern bombs don't tick.
Narrator: Sorry, throwers?
Airport Security Officer: Baggage handlers. But when a suitcase vibrates, then the throwers gotta call the police.
Narrator: My suitcase was vibrating?
Airport Security Officer: Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor. But ... every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] ... it's a dildo. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo. We have to use the indefinite article, "a dildo", never ... your dildo.
Narrator: I don't own a dildo!
 
2020-07-09 2:26:07 PM  

bughunter: Terminal D sounds like a disease.

That or a deadly weener.


Or one of the power connections to a three-phase vibrator.
 
2020-07-09 2:27:15 PM  
Many years ago, my dad worked in a high rise in SF. He was a high level executive and a suspicious package was discovered in the hallway outside of his offices. Building security went nuts. Police were called. Dozens showed up making all sorts of noise. Dad was getting more and more annoyed. Police stared at the package for awhile and then finally called the bomb squad. Dad blew a gasket and shoved his way into the hall, opened the box with a knife and pulled out a snow globe packed in styrofoam peanuts. He handed it to the head of building security and walked back into his office.

Of course, this would be a very different story if it had actually been a bomb.
 
2020-07-09 2:28:02 PM  

isamudyson: You can only lose so many display boxes of product before you just carry them on the flight with you.


Serious question, why don't you FedEx the display boxes ahead of time? Some years ago there was a higher up in our legal department who would do that with his laptop (in the days before you would just store all the good stuff in the cloud or even a microcard) when flying, especially to another country, because he was worried about TSA or customs looking at very classified information.

/Probably other high level executives were doing it too but that tale take stuck out
 
2020-07-09 2:40:07 PM  

damageddude: isamudyson: You can only lose so many display boxes of product before you just carry them on the flight with you.

Serious question, why don't you FedEx the display boxes ahead of time? Some years ago there was a higher up in our legal department who would do that with his laptop (in the days before you would just store all the good stuff in the cloud or even a microcard) when flying, especially to another country, because he was worried about TSA or customs looking at very classified information.

/Probably other high level executives were doing it too but that tale take stuck out


We actually have done this when we did shows in Vegas a couple of times. However, with checking out, trying to get to the airport in time, etc looking for a near by FedEx or UPS store isn't always the easiest thing to do. Plus for some of the events, the hosts won't take responsibility for lost packages, so it's just better for peace of mind to carry them with us. Didn't hurt we slid thru EU customs a couple of times with a bunch of them & they didn't question what was up is just a bonus.

(we have pre-shipped things before but the remark on "how nice the boxes smelled. Almost like they had something extra in them..." made us rethink it a bit. TBH there wasn't anything more in the boxes than we said, just the shipping box had been in a "smoky" environment for a bit that lead to that happening.)
 
2020-07-09 3:25:02 PM  
Yeah, airport security and all that.

I checked my luggage here in the US for a flight to Paris. Uneventful flight until I was on the down escalator to the baggage area at DeGaulle and there, overhead, was my name in lights and a message to go to the security area.

Turns out my suitcase went to Seattle and I went to Paris. Didn't get it back for 3 days.
 
2020-07-09 5:26:34 PM  
Was luggage OK?
 
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