Perhaps this is old news. You have a suspicious item in your possession as you try to board a plane. the authorities have you cornered. What are your cost-minimizing alternatives and what do you do?
- Claim it's a bomb.
- Tell the truth and tell them, in the presence of your mother, that it's part of a penis-enlarging pump.
Mardin Azad Amin found himself in a tight squeeze last week when security at O'Hare Airport discovered a suspicious-looking object in his luggage.
So, Amin, 29, handled the delicate situation this way: He told security the object was a bomb, Cook County prosecutors say.
In fact, Amin was trying to disguise the fact that the black object -- resembling a grenade -- was a component for a penis pump.
...Amin eventually told investigators he'd lied about the object's true use because his mother was standing nearby when the object was discovered and he didn't want her to know about it, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during a bond hearing last week.
I think I'd tell the truth and face the Wrath of Mhom rather than face the Wrath of Mhom and the TSA authorities whose job does not require them to have a sense of humor.