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Toothbrush Causes Airport Evacuation In Florida. Because of Course It Does.

by SharonKurheg

I live in Florida and am officially rolling my eyes and giggling at this one, so you can too. Here’s what happened…


It seems a bag at Daytona Beach International Airport had come off a Delta flight but its owner apparently missed his/her connection in Atlanta, so it was just going around and around the carousel. Now, that normally wouldn’t be that much of a big deal – unclaimed bags happen every day, right? And if the person was on a flight, even just the first of two or more, that means the bag had already gone through X-ray etc, so you’d think all’s good and safe, right?

Problem was, a staffer at the airport thought he heard the bag making noise. Uh-oh!

So in an abundance of safety precautions they evacuated the airport (also not a very huge deal – it’s a tiny airport and there were no flights going in or out at the time – so you’re only talking about a half dozen or so passengers and the airport/airline staff members) and called the bomb squad.

The bomb squad did their thing and it turned out the noise from within the bag was due to an electric toothbrush that had turned on.

Yes, really.

As it turns out, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Atlanta International Airport had a bomb scare several years back, complete with evacuation, that was also caused by an electric toothbrush gone rogue.

So keep that in mind the next time you bring your electric toothbrush with you when you travel. By the way, I still do…I like to live on the wild side like that 😉

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