Yesterday, yellow police tape roped off the parking garage next to the office I work in. I drove past it, trying to figure out what to do and saw that the whole block was wrapped in yellow caution tape. I parked a few streets down and called a coworker.
"Yeah, apparently a suspicious package was found," she said.
"Wow. Well what should I do?" I asked.
"A couple of the girls are at Starbucks," she said.
"I'll go over there and wait with them," I replied.
I walked to the Starbucks across the street from the office. An officer stopped me at the door.
"You can't go in there. We're about to evacuate the building," he said.
"Wow. Really? So, I work in an office across the street. Does this mean I should go home today?" I asked.
"Yes, go home," the officer said.
So I went home.
Turns out, a movie prop that looked like a fake bomb had been found in a nearby dumpster that morning. What appeared to be sticks of dynamite were taped together, complete with wires.
Only in LA.
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