PSA: please make sure you take your fake bombs out of the rental car

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  1. viguera
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    What a find!;)
     
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    OOPS! ;)
     
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    Want to know what else looks like C4?

    Fruitcake!!

    A coworker almost had a bad experience at an airport in CA a few years back. This fruitcake was an office joke that would get slipped into your backpack/computer bag prior to leaving on a trip.
     
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    Why did they have to open the suitcases? Surely they could identify the likely owner based on what car the bags were found in?
     
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    Because they were probably trying to see if it was anything valuable so they could steal it?

    I'm just saying...
     
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    I didn't want to say it, but yes, that was my first throught.
     
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    I hear you. I see a story like that and I know that they can see who the last person was that rented the car, especially if the items were found when the car was being cleaned up after it was returned and not like 2 weeks later or something. You have their info, so why not secure the contents and wait for them to claim it from lost & found?

    Instead you go in the office and you open the suitcase. No sense in doing that unless you wanted to know what was in them.
     
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    About 20 mins after my post above I found a smartphone in one of our workplace kitchens. I put a note in its place with my name/office number and secured the phone in my desk drawer. I did NOT "search" the phone to identify the owner. If no one had shown up, that might eventually have been a step to take, but certainly not the first one. But the owner did just show up to claim it.
     

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