Americana: Dynamite Mixup

"A breakdown in communications" is what officials like to call such situations. Idiocy is perhaps more accurate.

St. Louis airport Police Officers John Clouse and Ed Philippe set out one day last week to train and test two of the dogs that the airport uses to help provide security against hijackers and terrorists. Two sticks of dynamite without detonators would be placed in a car and the dogs would be turned loose to find them. The police chose a passenger car at random in the airport's parking lot, hid the dynamite under the bumper, and after warning parking-lot personnel, took the dogs...

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