Bad Vibrations: Russian Bomb Squad Called to Disarm Sex Toy
Anti-terrorism experts responded to a call from a post office in Petrozavodsk in the republic of Karelia, where an employee had discovered a package that was emitting a bizarre ticking noise, The Telegraph reports.
"The post building was ringed by the security forces and people were evacuated," a police spokeswoman told the press.
"In the package the bomb squad found a vibrator."
The pleasure device -- which was deemed harmless -- had reportedly been turned on "by accident."
The police response might sound over-the-top, but such measures are becoming the norm in Russia following a suicide bombing at Moscow's busiest airport in January and other recent terrorist attacks.
And Russia isn't the only place where police take a hard stance on exploding sex toys.
Earlier this year, cops in Minnesota arrested a 37-year-old for allegedly constructing a battery-powered sex toy loaded with gunpowder, BB pellets and buckshot -- which he intended to give to an ex-lover.
Read more at The Telegraph.
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