Penis pump mistaken for bomb at TSA airport screening

Xeni Jardin:
I warned you people. But you just won’t listen.

Mardin Azad Amin found himself in a tight squeeze last week when security at O’Hare Airport discovered a suspicious-looking object in his luggage.
So Amin, 29, handled the delicate situation this way: He told security the object was a bomb, Cook County prosecutors said.
The security guard then asked Amin to repeat what he’d said to a supervisor. This time, Amin was chuckling as he spoke, prosecutors said.
In fact, Amin was trying to disguise the fact that the black object — resembling a grenade — was a component for a penis pump. …

Link to story. (Thanks, Baptiste)

Reader comment: Pedro Pinheiro (Peter Pinetree) in Portugal says,

I don’t know the origin of the gentleman in question, but in some languages (such as in Portuguese, my first language), the word for “bomb” and “pump” is the same, thus perhaps the reason for the story.