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Drunken rampage with TV remote causes bomb scare

An intoxicated 57-year-old man in Brisbane, Australia used a television remote to threaten the residents of the luxury golf resort where he lived, according to Reuters.

Add this one to the annals of eyebrow-raising bomb threat paranoia stories we've seen over the past few years: An intoxicated 57-year-old man in Brisbane, Australia used a television remote to threaten the residents of the luxury golf resort where he lived, according to Reuters. Geoffrey Martin Fryatt was arrested after terrifying his neighbors by running around with a knife and threatening to "blow up half of Brisbane" using his TV remote. Okay, so that's legitimately a little scarier than the light-up cartoon characters that shut down Boston last year. But here's the real kicker: Fryatt complained that his sentence of probation would interfere with his plans to perform humanitarian work overseas, an excuse that the judge promptly snuffed. We're guessing Brangelina's all right without this guy's help.

Read the full story at Reuters: "Drunk threatened city with TV remote"