U.S. customs release image of ‘mock IED’ that caused hours of delays at Pearson

U.S. Customs officials have released an image of an object found in a suitcase of an American man as he attempted to board a flight from Toronto to Chicago on April 6.

  • marty_p

    Maybe Turdeau will invite him to 24 Sussex like Obamo invited clock boy to the Whitehouse.
    That’s definitely the travel alarm of choice for the savvy traveler.

    • Uncommunist

      A special clock from Brazil …it measures dead time.

    • eMan14

      Did clock boy make it to the Whitehouse? And is he still suing anyone over his alleged “discrimination”?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Yeah, that should have been packed as a carry-on.
    So, how does one travel with a fake explosive device?
    Perhaps it’s best to mail ahead such things.

    • eMan14

      A carry-on would have been x-rayed going through security.. then possibly opened.

  • Del Evans

    Question I want to know is if he brought this with him when he flew into Canada or did he get it here. If it was for attention he would have had more fun in the courts had he copied “clock boys” design.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Why would anyone try to get this through an airport?

      • V10_Rob

        – Dry run for an actual attack, but you gotta figure they’ll flag you and anyone who ever passed you on the street for extra scrutiny.
        – Someone attached to a security service conducting an authorized test of procedures.
        – A private individual trying to make a statement about security theater.
        – Someone trying to incite an overreaction so they can grandstand about discrimination or something.
        – A retard playing “I’m not touching you”, as andycanuck suggests elsewhere on this page.

    • andycanuck

      A good question although I assume he made it here and didn’t take it once through a U.S. airport and Canadian Customs successfully to get it here to take it back to the States.

      • Del Evans

        So he got on an Air Canada flight in Brazil and flew to Toronto which is where his connecting flight with United was leaving for Chicago. The bag with the fake IED was checked baggage that raised no alarms until it was about to enter the USA

        • andycanuck

          My apologies. I thought he had just gotten onto the plane starting in Toronto so mistakenly thought he made the phoney bomb here.

          Mind you, if he was headed onto a United flight, he might be claiming self-defence. 🙂

          • Del Evans

            No apologies necessary. I didn’t know either until I found a Canadian news outfit with enough journalistic integrity to give the facts as they stand.

  • andycanuck

    And that’s what Clock Boy was called on.

    Leftist assholes like this were putting phoney bombs in their luggage, saying it clearly isn’t a real bomb, I didn’t make any bomb threats so you can’t charge me with making a phoney bomb… I just had it in my luggage and you can’t tell me I can’t carry wires, clock, batteries, and plasticine in my luggage when their intent is obvious.

    • Watchman

      Of course, the other obvious possibility is a terrorist’s dry run to test security’s ability to detect a real bomb.

  • Watchman

    An alarm clock with actual explosives would be guaranteed to wake (or make) the dead.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Good job air canada screeners in Brazil. This is one of those situations where it wasn’t caught before being on the first plane, but was caught because all US bound planes get screened again.

    The silence you are hearing is from Air Canada, given they now have to figure out how this happened, and how to prevent it from happening again.

    Question for Border Services, if this person had been traveling to a destination in Canada, would his bag have been screened again?

    • dukestreet

      Air Canada does not do screening of baggage in any foreign country for their flights. They only handle it in Canada. The airport in Brazil is responsible for it.
      Blame Brazil. As much as we wish it were different, they don’t x-ray baggage in Canada. They use explosive sniffer dogs.

  • simus1

    This is very disappointing.

    Surely serious miscreants like this individual when caught by American border guards at Pearson preClearance should be suitably caged and immediately transported to even more robust sovereign American territory for speedy trial.

  • ismiselemeas

    Suck my clock!

    • andycanuck

      Yes, Mister Wu’s favourite English expression springs to mind when thinking about these Leftist (and Moslem) dicks.

  • FactsWillOut

    I.E.D. is newspeak for “bomb.”
    Unless you actually prefer newspeak, call them bombs, not I.E.D.s.