Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport, charged with having bomb-making materials: Authorities became suspicious after they gave the watch a licking, and it kept on ticking.

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poppajoe49 November 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

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How stupid do you have to be to try to bring something like that through the airport?

PsychoDad November 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

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Sounds like he might have actually been up to something.

flashingscotsman November 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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The watch was part of his “steampunk” costume. I see it all the time, never once suspected that there was anything about to explode.

If it was a really cool one, it probably looked kinda like this.

http://fierceandnerdy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/spjasonadamswatch.jpg

sa_rose November 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

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Cool! But I can see where that would confuse a TSA agent.

flashingscotsman November 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

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It’s not difficult to confuse a TSA agent. Show them a copy of the Constitution, they go into convulsions.

Not so silent November 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

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Tick, Tock, BOOM! Another graduate of a liberal college..Funny they didn’t blame the tea party for this…

That Guy November 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

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So, my laptop battery has a 9 cell battery with 91 Watt hours of energy at full charge. That’s the equivalent energy of 120 grams of TNT. And I can bring this on the plane no problem. But God forbid my watch can do more than tell time.

Makes perfect sense to me!

Dragonfish November 20, 2012 at 8:17 am

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Wondering if this guy has any new, casual, seemingly anti-government friends? With connections to the FBI (Fake Bomb Informants).
Or, was this a test of the TSA (Tremendously Stupid Acolytes).
Either way, bet he quits carrying the watch whenever he has to go through a TSA check point.

flashingscotsman November 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

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I’m waiting to hear the official explanation as to why he was arrested, and held, even after it was determined that there was no danger.

Dragonfish November 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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I’d like to see the watch. Haven’t been able to locate a picture of it yet. Anyone else have any better luck? You’d think someone along the line would have taken/posted a picture by now.

poppajoe49 November 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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Doubt it, too much embaressment for the admin.