In Brief

Backpack filled with sex toys creates bomb scare at Wal-Mart

AURORA | A man with a backpack full of sex toys — including pumps, whips, clips and glow sticks — caused a bomb scare Wednesday night at a local Wal-Mart.

  • Firework Crackdown

    A member of the Adams County Hazardous Device Unit heads in to X-ray a suspicious bag dropped by a man fleeing Wal-mart, July 3 outside of the super center near Tower Road and Salida Street. Investigators initially thought the man might have explosives in his backpack, but later determined it was full of sex toys. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

  • Firework Crackdown

    A member of the Adams County Hazardous Device Unit heads in to X-ray a suspicious bag dropped by a man fleeing Wal-mart, July 3 outside of the super center near Tower Road and Salida Street. Investigators initially thought the man might have explosives in his backpack, but later determined it was full of sex toys. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

  • Firework Crackdown

    A member of the Adams County Hazardous Device Unit unrobes after X-raying a suspicious bag dropped by a man fleeing Wal-mart, July 3 outside of the super center near Tower Road and Salida Street. Investigators initially thought the man might have explosives in his backpack, but later determined it was full of sex toys. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

  • Firework Crackdown

    Police officers inspect the contents of suspicious bag dropped by a man fleeing Wal-mart, July 3 outside of the super center near Tower Road and Salida Street. Investigators initially thought the man might have explosives in his backpack, but later determined it was full of sex toys. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

  • Firework Crackdown

    Police officers inspect the contents of suspicious bag dropped by a man fleeing Wal-mart, July 3 outside of the super center near Tower Road and Salida Street. Investigators initially thought the man might have explosives in his backpack, but later determined it was full of sex toys. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. when security guards at the store near Tower Road and Interstate 70 saw the man acting suspiciously and asked to see what was in his backpack, said Aurora fire Capt. Siegfried Klein, one of the department’s  investigators.

The man bolted from the store and an Aurora police officer apprehended him in the parking lot.

When the officer looked into the bag, he saw small bottles of liquid and what looked like tubes. An Aurora police bomb-sniffing dog smelled the bag and alerted to some type of explosive inside, Klein said, so officers called the Adams County bomb squad to investigate.

The man who owned the bag spoke to investigators, and after a bomb technician x-rayed the bag, officials determined there was nothing dangerous in the bag.

When investigators dumped the bag out, the contents included a penis pump, several clips, lubricants, a feather duster, a whip, and a package of glow sticks.

The man was released without charges.

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  • George Babbitt

    Just goes to show you can’t trust a dog.

    • Ashley In Aurora

      I trust my dog. What I don’t trust is the certification of this dog! Ahem. ;)

  • Grindstone50k

    4th Amendment doesn’t exist anymore, apparently.

  • Kate

    An Aurora police bomb-sniffing dog smelled the bag and alerted to some type of explosive inside, Klein said
    Right, and the check is in the mail

  • Hoticeshop Luba

    How we know that promises of “explosive orgasms” made by some toy makers are true :)

  • Belushi

    Some lotions can alert dogs and equipment as to some kind of plastic explosives. Do not ask why, I did not want to find out. If go to the airport, do not use lotion just before you board. Info by the puppeteer Jeff Dunham as to why Peanut set off alarms.

    • Ashley In Aurora

      If the content of the backpack hadn’t been so amusing, this fiasco should be added to the ever increasing other “mistakes” of this department.

  • AuntRosieD

    What are the glow sticks for?