“I thought you were watching the explosives!”

At Logan Airport, they were training some new dogs on detecting explosives. As part of their practices, they attached half a pound of Semtex to the bumper of a maintenance truck. All well and good.

But someone didn’t tell all the concerned parties about the exercise. A maintenance worker came along, hopped in the truck, and drove off without being observed — and with the explosives still stuck to the bumper.

Good news: no one has been hurt.

Bad news: the explosives apparently fell off the truck somewhere.

Good news: Semtex is very stable, and needs a blasting cap to detonate — and none was with it.

Bad news: officials STILL haven’t found it.

Your tax dollars at work, folks. I’m SO glad that when I travel, I fly out of Manchester airport.

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