Noisy, blinking package shuts JP street; turns out to be a bag of stolen alarms

Oliver Young reports he called 911 when he spotted a "package blinking and making noise in the bushes" around 7:50 p.m. on Sigourney Street near Robeson.

Police shut the street, the bomb squad arrived, looked around and determined it was "just a bag of alarms," he says. "Shoplifting. A bunch of them. Five or six in there."

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      Thank You! - I Don't Frequent "Big Box" Stores ...

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      ... so that type of alarm didn't immediately come to mind, especially when the headline said "stolen alarms". I suppose the alarms could be considered collateral thefts, but the actual stolen items were obviously something else.

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      This is not a cartoon

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      Bombs don't blink and make noise. They sit waiting or blow up.

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      Remember?

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      Of course!

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      Name checks out

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      I believe you.

      But seriously, what would be the point of a bomb that made bells and whistles to tell you where it was and bring attention to itself? The only thing I could think of is some kind of "look over here so I can blow more people up" device. But that's stupid because the first person is going to do like this guy did and call it in.

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      The purloined IED

      They could also glue a couple of gears on it and the bomb would be mistaken for a steampunk contraption!

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      I gotta say, if I saw a

      I gotta say, if I saw a package that was blinking and making noise in the bushes, I would call the cops too. Because, um, there's a strange package blinking and making noise in the bushes.

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      Until the day that somebody

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      makes a bomb that blinks and makes noise, which is then ignored by everyone (until it goes off) because of people like you who presume that bombs aren't made that way.

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      When that day comes

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      You get to say I told you so. But it also has to be a black sphere with a burning fuse coming out of the top.

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