The Man Who Mistook His Amazon Box For a Bomb

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On November 2nd, a man called his local police department to report a suspicious package on his doorstep. The investigation yielded surprising results! Assuming you don't know ahead of time that the man in question is a raging fool.

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On the other hand, maybe he was just a lonely raging fool, or a raging fool who orders hazardous materials from Amazon. [Reddit]

DISCUSSION

Besides the obvious stupidity of the whole situation, has anyone noticed another problem here?

Why is a package being left out in the open, period? Don't know what it's like in your neck of the woods, but here in Toronto couriers and postal workers are supposed to ensure all packages and mail are secure. If it won't fit into the mail slot (or box), they're supposed to leave a note so that you can go pick it up or arrange for delivery when you're home.

Can't tell you how many times I've had expensive purchases left on my doorstep for anyone to come along and pick up. And yeah, there have been a few items that have walked away as well.

(Wait. There's that pulsing vein on my forehead again.)