Always Back Up Your Laptop–In Case The Police Mistake If For A Bomb, And Blow It Up
August 13, 2011, 04:39 PM
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In decades past, when the Los Angeles Times was flush with cash, it was an extremely serious newspaper. Now that it’s broke, the newspaper has started to notice that L.A. is the funniest city in America:

Beverly Hills police blew up an aspiring screenwriter’s laptop and script when investigating a suspicious package Thursday morning on Rodeo Drive. The screenwriter, who was not identified, apparently left his briefcase — with the computer and script inside — unattended at a talent agency office.

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Tony Lee said police, not knowing what was inside the briefcase, detonated it as safety precaution.

Lee said the owner was distraught when he learned what happened to the briefcase.

The case was found near the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard. Several streets were closed and nearby businesses were being evacuated, causing traffic jams in the area.

Reminds me of the time a robot from the Maryland police bomb squad was going to throw my new business cards into the Chesapeake Bay under the assumption that they were a letter bomb to Margaret Thatcher from the IRA.