The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Star Simpson. She gets the award for the following.
Officials lashed out yesterday at a 19-year-old MIT sophomore who walked into Logan International Airport in Boston wearing a piece of “art” that was mistaken for a bomb and triggered an all-out security scramble.This is a dumb,idiotic, asinine stunt and considering the competence of TSA, one that could have resulted in Ms. Simpson ending up on a slab. Instead Star Simpson got arrested, plus she is today's Knucklehead of the Day. Tell that to future job recruiters, won't you Ms. Simpson?
“It makes me angry that police, instead of responding to legitimate emergencies, have to be diverted to deal with morons,” City Councilor John Tobin said. “In this day and age, you can’t play around.”
Added East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, “It’s a slap in the face to all of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.”
Star Anna Simpson of Hawaii approached an information booth at Terminal C about 8 a.m. wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with a lit circuit board connected to a 9-volt battery, inquiring about an inbound Continental Airlines flight. In her hand, she was also carrying a 5- to 6-ounce glob of what turned out to be Play-Doh.
The booth attendant repeatedly asked what she was wearing, and Simpson called it art and left to look for her boyfriend, who was flying in from Oakland, Calif.
When Simpson didn’t find him, she left the building, disconnecting the battery on her sweatshirt as she went, and began to walk toward a T stop. Suddenly, she found herself surrounded by police armed with MP5 automatic machine guns ordering her to hold her hands up and not move.
“Thankfully, because she followed our directions, she is in a jail cell right now instead of the morgue,” State Police Maj. Scott Pare said.
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