UK Police Blow Up Bat Detector
Boston-style idiocy from the UK:
Officers were called to Handcross at noon yesterday after a member of the public spotted the box under a bridge over the A23.
Police immediately set-up a no-go zone around the site and offered 20 residents shelter in the parish hall while the bomb disposal unit investigated.
Both lanes of the A23 at Pease Pottage, near the motorway junction, and the A272 at Bolney were closed for several hours.
The Horsham Road at Handcross was also shut and traffic diversions set up.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area because of traffic gridlock.
The £1,000 bat detector, which monitors the nocturnal creature’s calls, was put under the bridge as part of a survey of the endangered creatures.
For those who don’t know, the A23 is the main road between London and Brighton on the south coast. More info on the incident here and here.
I like this comment:
We are working on ways to improve identification of our property to avoid a repeat of the incident.
Might I suggest a sign: “This is not a bomb.”
Refuse to be terrorized, people!
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