Bear Phone Causes Scare

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Friday, April 20 2007 Apr 20, 2007 Friday, April 20, 2007 12:52:44 PM CDT April 20, 2007 in News
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WRIGHT CITY (AP) - Telephones typically ring, so an eastern Missouri man who went to the post office to pick up a novelty phone he'd ordered online was alarmed that the package was ticking. It turned out that the phone, haped like Winnie the Pooh,had a feature the customer didn't know about. An incoming call causes Winnie's head to spin, and the feature apparently had been activated during shipping. The highway patrol said the ticking that prompted evacuation of the Wright City post office Thursday morning was Winnie's head repeatedly hitting the side of the package. Police and the bomb squad were called when the man retrieving the package noticed the unexpected sound. When authorities contacted the sender, he verified that it was nothing sinister. Police said responders were both amused and relieved when they opened the package. Wright City is about 45 miles west of St. Louis.

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