Thursday, November 26, 2009

Not so jolly package causes TN Capitol evacuation

The Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 4:04 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A package for Tennessee's governor turned out not too jolly for staffers at the Capitol. Safety Department spokesman Mike Browning says officials evacuated the building for almost two hours Wednesday when the mail room found a package addressed to Gov. Phil Bredesen that contained moving parts.

Turned out it was a mechanical Santa Claus.

The department's bomb squad and agents from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were called. The package was destroyed, revealing the Santa from a company in Georgia.

The governor was not in the building at the time.

You know, if politicians were doing a better job at running things, this probably would not be happening.......

Now why would they evacuate the building, they do have portable xray machines that would tell you immediately what is in the box, and usually they are used for all mail in government buildings...


  1. America over-reacts to everything these days.

  2. Portable x ray machines are great piece of equipment.