Stupidest Terrorist Overreaction Yet?
What? Are the police taking stupid pills?
Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge.
What bothers me most about the news coverage is that there isn't even a suggestion that the authorities' response might have been out of line.
Mayoral spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said the city plans to seek restitution from the Salchows, who are due in court Sept. 14.
"You see powder connected by arrows and chalk, you never know," she said. "It could be a terrorist, it could be something more serious. We’re thankful it wasn’t, but there were a lot of resources that went into figuring that out."
Translation: We screwed up, and we want someone to pay for our mistake.
Posted on August 27, 2007 at 2:34 PM • 125 Comments