I hope this does not become a regular feature on my blog, sharing the most recent outlandish bomb threat that someone makes (and that someone is usually a guy).
A couple of years ago I wrote about how a 23-year old man in France called police about a bomb possibly being on a flight from Lyon to Rennes. The reason for the fake threat was that the young man’s parents were on the flight, and he did not want them to visit him. The plane had to turn around in mid-air and return to Lyon, but no bomb was discovered.
I think the latest one I read about is possibly even crazier.
A 42-year old Iowa man allegedly threatened to blow up a local McDonald’s restaurant and punch an employee over a missing condiment. Apparently, he didn’t get any sauce to go with his Chicken McNuggets. I wonder if he would have had the same reaction if he got the sauce but was missing the McNuggets.
This latest story also mentioned another bomb threat, one I had not heard of before.
In November 2018, a New Orleans man was accused of threatening to blow up a local restaurant, but he told police he was referring to a bowel movement. The man went into the restaurant and headed toward the food preparation area, asking a manager what time the place closed. The man then said: “Y’all about to close right now because I’m going to get a bomb and blow this place up.” The man later police that he had told an employee at the restaurant that he was going to “ ‘blow the bathroom up,’ in reference to a bowel movement,”
I’ve heard of explosive diarrhea, and announcing that you have it while at a restaurant may be a good way to clear the place out. No need to resort to a fake bomb threat…
As you see, all three suspects were men. Just saying…