Bombs away!… Umm, on second thought….

“It don’t really scare me. I guess it maybe should,” Billie Schronce told the Gaston Gazette. “Me and my grandson said if it goes off, goodbye world, goodbye.”

So long as nobody gets blown up, it’s hard to beat a good bomb story such as this one from Gaston County or — on a much more historic scale — this one from Goldsboro.

But this episode from 1988 is still my favorite:

A caller reported a “bum” on the floor, but the York County, S.C., sheriff’s dispatcher heard “bomb.” That’s why eight firefighters, three sheriff’s deputies and the emergency preparedness director converged to disarm a transient sleeping in a gas station restroom.