This Was Never Smart

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In this day and age, it is not a good idea to make jokes about terrorism when traveling. It is especially stupid to carry dangerous banned items when traveling. But carrying explosives on to a plane as "souvenirs" was never a good idea, even before the age of terrorism.

A grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Howard MacFarland Fish, 21, with carrying an explosive on an aircraft and entering an airport in violation of security requirements, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle said in a news release on Wednesday.

Fish, a student at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, was stopped at Houston Intercontinental Airport on August 25 on his way home from Argentina. Customs inspectors found a small stick of dynamite, a fuse and a blasting cap in his bags.

He told investigators he had picked up the items as souvenirs while visiting a silver mine in Argentina.

Carrying an explosive on an aircraft is a felony carrying maximum possible penalties of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 (132,544 pound) fine. Violating airport security is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum year in prison and a $100,000 fine,

I posted about this arrest back in August. This is a dumb, seriously dumb move.

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3 Responses to This Was Never Smart

  1. This guy needs to spend maybe 3-5 years of quality time at Club Fed. He’s obviously much too stupid to bother letting back in college — that would be a complete waste of money.

  2. Joab says:

    He is doubly stupid. He’s a moron for thinking he could bring it onto the plane with no problem and an idiot for handling potentially unstable explosives. Did he have any idea how old that stick of dynamite was, if it had been stored properly, and so on?

  3. Blackhawk says:

    Dude…like…where’s my dynamite…

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