Theory: desperate idiot/pervert caused plane to make emergency landing


So, a San Francisco-New York flight made an emergency landing in Kansas City yesterday after someone found “an electronic device thought potentially to be a bomb” in the toilet. It turned out to be a camera disguised as a flash drive.

There are so many exasperating parts to this story that I don’t even know where to begin.

Why did finding a flash drive in an airplane bathroom necessitate an emergency landing? What’s next, an emergency landing due to used tissue paper?

How did the people who found it not recognize it on sight as a flash drive? Are they time travelers from 1992? And if so, why didn’t they do what any sensible person from 1992 would do and ignore it?

And most of all, if this camera disguised as a flash drive taped inside an airplane bathroom was really there for the reason that you and I are both thinking, what kind of sad, desperate pervert can’t get through a five hour flight without getting their ladies-going-pee-pee fix?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the no-fly list needs a sub-category for idiots.