Wednesday, August 16, 2006
A Canadian World War II veteran, on his way to the states for a little gambling in a Washington state casino, found himself surrounded by US guards accusing him of trying to build a nuke.
Turns out, Stanley Smith had been injected with radioactive dye for a medical exam after a recent heart attack. Tourists are warned all the time that it might trigger radiation detectors at the border. But the guys who are supposed to be trained to look for that sort of thing spent an hour interrogating the old vet before believing it could actually happen. (SeattlePI)