Just informing everyone...there is a strange situation playing out in Boston and the metro area today, as numerous "suspicious items" have been found. They are part of a marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, light-up signs which have been placed in several cities, apparently for 2-3 weeks. Boston police have been working with state police, as well as the ATF, to deal with it.
Part of the Charles River has been closed, as has part of the MBTA (subway), the I-93, and the bridge between Boston and Cambridge.. Huge police resources have been put into this. Mayor Menino has stated that this is a federal crime, which carries a possible penalty of up to 2-5 years PER ITEM. Big, big mess. Thankfully, it was just a massive security reponse without any actual danger.
So, to actually make this a discussion thread, why would a marketing company actually engage in such a foolish campaign? And, for those of you in other cities where this has been done (including Chicago, Seattle, Austin, etc.), have these things been found in your areas, and was there an uproar about it?
[EDIT]Check here for more info: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/01/suspicious_obje.html
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