Friday, July 30, 2004

Homeland security now targeting terrorist candy bars

From this article at CNN, we have the heartwarming, uplifting story of government employee Stephanie Willett who was "arrested, handcuffed and detained for three hours by transit police" for apparently eating a candy bar in a subway station where eating is prohibited. But here's the best part -- after being told by a transit officer to finish the bar before entering the station:

Both Willett and police agree that she nodded and put the last bit into her mouth before throwing the wrapper into a trash can.

That's right, you read that correctly -- Willett accommodated the request by quickly eating the remainder of the bar ... and was still arrested.

Your law enforcement and homeland security tax dollars at work. Don't you feel safer already?

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