No we’re not talking about Sherlock Holmes or anything like that, but on today’s, for me “bonus” show we examined the methods employed by air line security operatives at two different European airports.
First off we looked at Rome.
Now unfortunately you can’t be too careful when it comes to suspicious packages at airports but amazingly it seems that rather than removing the suspicious package to a private area, police there merely told onlookers on the airport concourse to stand clear whilst they blew up the bag there and then.
Bizarrely it was found that the case contained nothing more sinister than a load of coconuts, though quite why anyone would want a case full of coconuts is unclear.
Having exploded the bag, the police then casually walked away leaving airport staff to clear up the mess.
One onlooker wondered if this might have been a weapon of mass desiccation whilst another wag suggested that officers were on the look out for “bounty hunters”!
You might expect things to be viewed somewhat differently in Berlin – and you’d be right.
After a security scan failed to show clearly what one bag contained, the owner was called to discuss the issue over the tannoy system, but after he refused to expand on his description of the contents beyond saying that the bag contained “technical stuff”, some staff went into panic mode.
A security alert was issued and the terminal closed.
The bomb squad was called but when the case was opened it was found to contain a whole variety of sex toys and kinky objects.
Well if they’d blown that lot up I guess it would have gone off with a bit of a bang.
I think I’d better retreat back into my shell now!
See you again next week,