Vibrator Mistaken for Bomb at Russian Post Office
KIROV, Russia — Police in Russia said a package that caused a bomb scare at a post office actually turned out to be a vibrating sex toy.
According to the Kirov Region Police Department, a local post office was evacuated Friday after a package was reportedly "making strange noises."
Investigators tracked down the sender to ensure the object was not a bomb, RIA Novosti wrote.
The sender turned out to be a woman, who told police the package actually contained a vibrating sex toy that she wanted to take with her on a trip without packing it in her luggage. In other words, that it wasn’t a bomb.
No charges were filed and investigators commended the postal employees for "doing the right thing by contacting authorities about the curious package.
A similar incident occured in Australia in 2004 when a security officer shut down the Brisbane airport on account of a vibrator mistaken for a bomb. The officer became disconcerted when she heard it "humming furiously" in a waste basket.