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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Seems they let him go, and finally took a picture of this strange watch. I have to admit, it does look a bit strange:



    OAKLAND -- The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has declined to file charges against a Southern California artist and teacher arrested last week at Oakland International Airport for wearing a suspicious watch.

    A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office on Monday did not elaborate on why charges weren't filed against Geoffrey McGann, 49, of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Clearly a work of art. TSA was just trying to oppress him.

    If he sat in the seat next to me and I saw that thing I would have beat him silly disarming his butt....

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    The Steampunk excuse won't do here because of the fuses and wires. I say we shoot the bastard and get on with our lives.

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I think the TSA need better understanding of electronics and explosive material.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the TSA need better understanding of electronics and explosive material.
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    Yeah, James that seems to have been built just like the firecrackers you were talking about earlier.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah, James that seems to have been built just like the firecrackers you were talking about earlier.
    How does a crappy watch change the fact that you severely over estimated the difficulty in making an explosive device?
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    My watch has fuses and looks exactly like a detonator, and I have giant stuffed boots. So? I didn't expect that to be a problem.



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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    How does a crappy watch change the fact that you severely over estimated the difficulty in making an explosive device?
    A crappy watch that would at the very least raise suspicions and at most not allow you on any flight.

    But yeah, seems to have just about the complexity of a firecrack. Maybe you were thinking of a pipe bomb?

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