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Bomb Squad Blows Up Toy Pony, Terrifying Nearby Grade School

Because nothing crazy has happened in Florida for almost 20 whole minutes, an Orlando police team decided that the best way to handle a plush toy pony left in a public park was to skip the "lost and found" hassle and just blow it up. The park is immediately adjacent to Waterbridge Elementary School, which police apparently did not consider calling to ask if anyone had lost their toy horse. Fortunately, the Orlando bomb squad waited for camera crews to arrive, so we can all enjoy the exploding toy horse that will surely haunt the children of Waterbridge for many years to come.

The Sentinel's Prieto writes of the school, "Students at nearby Waterbridge Elementary School were placed on a modified lockdown in which no one was allowed in or out of the building during the investigation. The lockdown was lifted after the pony was blown up."

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15 Responses:

  1. revglenn says:

    in discussing how they should handle this, i'm pretty sure the key moment was when one member of the bomb squad said "oh man, i've ALWAYS wanted to do this"

  2. chuck_lw says:

    I didn't realize I was risking my life every time I turned some unattended item in to lost-and-found.

  3. notthebuddha says:

    Good thing it wasn't an Anthrax pony...or was it?

  4. To be fair, it could have been full of tiny Greek soldiers.

  5. pikuorguk says:

    So let me get this straight...

    A "suspicious package" is found near a park and close to a school. Fearing that it's maybe got something nasty in it the bomb squad decide the best idea is to blow it up?

    What if it had been rammed full of explosives, anthrax and nuclear waste?

    you know what's going to be funny? While today is a bit of a sore day for most of you Americans, in 300 years or so time when nobody is alive who witnessed it, today will probably be a public holiday with some sort of celebration in the same way we let off fireworks and burn stuff on bonfire night.

  6. artlung says:

    This is like a deleted fake media piece from Southland Tales. Reality is getting stupider and more poorly produced.

  7. I have good hair.