Friday, November 16, 2012

TSA Drama: Man Arrested for Having a Strange Watch

AP reports:
Authorities say a Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found materials they say could be used to make a bomb.

Alameda County Sheriff's officials say 49-year-old Geoffrey McGann of Rancho Palos Verdes was taken into custody Thursday night. They say he tried to pass through airport security with an ornate watch that had switches, wires and fuses that could be used to make a timing device for a bomb.

Sgt. J.D. Nelson says the bomb squad arrived within five minutes and determined there were no explosive materials in the watch.

McGann was taken to Santa Rita Jail where he was charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device.

Nelson says McGann told officers he's an artist and claimed the watch is art.
And  McGann is an artist! See here, here and here.


  1. Ay-Ay-f'n-Ay. What morons.

  2. Don't wear the right looking watch... jail.

  3. To appreciate the artistic watch you would have to appreciate art, or at least have the intellect to perceive irony (possibly even humor). TSA agents are dim-witted drones. Don't smile at them, don't joke with them, don't even risk talking with them. Their stupidity makes them especially unpredictable and dangerous. Who knows what they will misinterpret as a threat just out of their stultifying doltishness.

    The TSA is a government employee union jobs program for the unemployable (traditional Democrat constituents), and a money tree for Homeland Security technology contractors (traditional Republican constituents). This gang of half-wits enjoys bi-partisan protection. They will never go away.

    Be careful around them; if you see one of them, cross to the other side of the street.

  4. There goes my steampunk luggage idea.

  5. He's an agent provocateur, rather an artiste provocateur.

  6. Steampunk regalia not allowed?
    Next Trekkies wouln't be allowed to fly in Klingon makeup and costume!

    1. Or Elvis impersonators who used to fly or free on his birthday.

  7. That's what we get for being so obsessed with "feeling safe" that we trade freedom for living in a police state. I hope McCann sues the size-48 black polyester pants off these TSA thugs.