Mexican Jumping Beans Prompt 3-hour Bomb Scare
BY Joel Landau
A postal worker was delivering packages to a housing complex in Carlsband when he heard a ticking sound in one of them. He called police who evacuated the area before determining it was just novelty seeds.
A postal worker spilled the beans about a suspicious package that led to a three-hour bomb scare in California Saturday.
But the package did not contain anything dangerous – just a container of jumping beans.
Police in the San Diego suburb of Carlsband responded to the neighborhood Saturday afternoon after a U.S. Postal Service employee reported hearing a ticking sound in a package.
A bomb unit was called in to investigate and after three hours, authorities left the scene. No one was injured.
They determined the noise was coming from the novelty item, reports TV Station KSWB.