I can’t decide who the bigger fool is here. It’s either drunken Christian Boncorps, 61, who told airport staff that his name was Bin Laden and he had a bomb in his bag, or it’s the airport ticket/security agents who waited 40 minutes to call police, sent him through standard screening and then put his luggage on the plane.
I know he probably wasn’t a serious threat, but still, what the fuck? Generally if you look at somebody the wrong way or happen to be a colour that isn’t white you’re getting groped or sent to the special room, so why, even if you’re probably just a hammered buffoon, do they not take your bomb threat even semi-seriously?
Boncorps plead guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a $250 fine. That’s a lot of booze, but I’m not sure how to price that out in terms of fake bomb making equipment.