Thanks to one very suspicious-looking press kit from Acura, the city of bomb scare on its hands this afternoon. The Japanese automaker sent a special-edition package to our friends at Automobile magazine in conjunction with the release of Thor. That kit happened to find its way into a recycling bin outside of the publication's Michigan office. A stand-up citizen reported what they thought was a bomb, which resulted in the evacuation of parts of downtown.

A helicopter was reportedly called in to provide an eye in the sky for a few hours as well.

We can't blame the authorities for taking action. The Automobile offices are situated directly across the street from a Federal building, and with the ne'er-do-wells of the world plotting revenge for the termination of the nefarious Osama bin Laden, a little caution is more than warranted.

As of the time of writing, everything had returned to normal around the Automobile enclave. For a look at the kit itself, head over to The Car Connection.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 18 Comments
      Ramin Gilbert
      • 3 Years Ago
      Picture is on the source link...I question how much of the box the person actually read (probably saw the "detonations" section) before freaking out and calling the bomb squad. Why people don't realize that an actual bomb probably wouldn't have anything written on it is beyond me.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing Osama is no longer alive to see his handiwork. Mission accomplished is when you get your enemy so skittish that you don't even have to lift a finger to get them afraid of their own shadow..
      Mazdarocks
      • 3 Years Ago
      You have to be a complete philistine living inside a cave not to realize this wasn't a bomb. If you check out the picture of the press kit you can see in large font, "THOR" and obvious tongue-in-cheek imagery.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      elvisman690
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stand-up citizen nothing. More like cowardly, pants wetting moron. Typical American.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @elvisman690
        [blocked]
        justgoawaymad
        • 3 Years Ago
        @elvisman690
        You know what sucks elvisman? your right.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @justgoawaymad
          [blocked]
      mechw2gbl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did the packaging at all resemble the pre-refresh TL grill? Id've called a bomb squad on it too.
      justgoawaymad
      • 3 Years Ago
      Morons......it is NOT warranted..........DON'T live in fear. If you do then they win...it really is that simple. Your percentage of dyeing in a terrorist attack is less likely than dyeing in a car accident. Wake up people the numbers prove your paranoid!!!!!!!
      JayP
      • 3 Years Ago
      I usually think most of these false alarms are overkill but dang- a geezer not up on pop culture would see this as a threat. (I'm imagining my dad's reaction- he's geezer-ish.) Or some DC comic fan that didn't get the joke...
      kingrat001
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess I'm not paranoid enough, as I see nothing that would make me think it was a bomb. The mushroom cloud wouldn't have done it. Now a friend of mine, he would have gone into meltdown mode. He's been that way since Columbine, convinced his kids were next. Ridiculous.
      Alan Ko
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is Thor driving a car with an eagle's beak?
    • Load More Comments