06.16.08 10 years ago 7 Comments

A German journalist assigned to cover Euro 2008 arrived too late to the airport to catch his flight to Vienna.  So he did what anyone trying to catch a flight would do: he called in a bomb threat.

The fake threat closed air traffic at the airport for several hours while the bomb squad checked out the airplane. But shortly after his anonymous call to the police, the German journalist went back to the check-in counter to say he had heard the plane was no longer preparing to take off.

Since no public announcement had been made on the departures board as to the flight’s status, the man quickly became the prime suspect for the bomb threat. His mobile phone then confirmed police suspicions and he was arrested.

What a criminal mastermind.  "I missed my flight!?!?!  Oh yeah?  Well, GOOD.  I'm GLAD I missed it, because there's a BOMB on it.  How do you like THAT?  Oh, I'm under arrest now?  I see how you're going to be."

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