They say, if you see something, say something. Well, someone saw a suspicious package in the middle of an airport in Rome, and they said something. And it was 'nuts,' so to speak.
Italian authorities ordered the suspicious suitcase to be destroyed. And with no regard for the people within 10 meters (approx 33 ft) away, they blew up the suitcase in the middle of the airport.
What did they find inside?
It was, in fact, a lovely bunch of coconuts.
Amazing, the Italian police have blown up a bag full of coconuts and have now reopened Rome airport. Here are the e… https://t.co/qSJ62mp8Ut— Ned Donovan (@Ned Donovan)1538403700.0
Freelance journalist Ned Donovan happened to be nearby when the coconut-exploding took place, and documented the entire incident.
The Italian police have just blown up someone’s bag in Rome Airport and are now going through someone’s pants https://t.co/3LG8tNxJoY— Ned Donovan (@Ned Donovan)1538403485.0
Here is a photo just moments after the suspect coconuts were blown up https://t.co/DX8FbVXk6Z— Ned Donovan (@Ned Donovan)1538403908.0
There’s so much about this incident that I enjoyed and also felt so Italian. They blew up what they thought was a b… https://t.co/ccFQqFgmuZ— Ned Donovan (@Ned Donovan)1538404638.0
And the whole thing has left people speculating. Why was this bag suspect? Who needed so many coconuts?
What exactly went down in the Roman Airport on October 1st, 2018?
@Ned_Donovan Is that a weapon of mass desiccation?— Will Dean (@Will Dean)1538406414.0
Desiccation: "the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic (attracts and holds water) substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container."
@Ned_Donovan 🎶 They put the bomb in the coconut and blow them all up. 🎶— MartinAmerica (@MartinAmerica)1538403980.0
@Ned_Donovan Oh gawd. This bag/luggage must belong to an Indian. Only we carry coconuts and frying pans when we travel.— Mani Pillai (@Mani Pillai)1538406215.0
Someone really must be missing those coconuts right now.
@Ned_Donovan Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?— Nir Kahn (@Nir Kahn)1538424866.0
@Ned_Donovan Can you be on the government-exploded coconuts beat full time?— Kevin Collier (@Kevin Collier)1538406239.0
@Ned_Donovan bruh, that’s coco-nuts.— sans. (@sans.)1538450392.0
Plus, the miscellaneous questions one has after a mass-coconut explosion are plentiful:
@Ned_Donovan does it smell nice?— Daniel Bentley (@Daniel Bentley)1538403774.0
@Ned_Donovan @timothy_stanley Perhaps they were tipped off about illicit bounty ?— Bacup Boy (@Bacup Boy)1538404338.0
If you've never had a Bounty chocolate and coconut bar, consider this homework.
@Ned_Donovan “What if it’s really a bomb?” “Hmm. Good point. How big are bombs? About 30 feet? Tell that crowd to back up about 30 feet.”— just Another Dead Weirdo (@just Another Dead Weirdo)1538409600.0
@Ned_Donovan Is it just me, or after reading this is anyone else singing “Ohhhh....I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts...” 🎶— Erin Cristofaro (@Erin Cristofaro)1538441052.0
@Ned_Donovan https://t.co/UCGnMvnc9X— WH Customer Service (@WH Customer Service)1538439872.0
The other striking part of this story is that the police just...left it all there to be cleaned up.
@Ned_Donovan Can confirm this as 100% Italian behavior.— Dr Cat to you (@Dr Cat to you)1538405758.0
@Ned_Donovan Classic in more ways than one... https://t.co/wHhdrHTRmr— Cameron Lewis (@Cameron Lewis)1538435416.0
@Ned_Donovan To the heights funny..we need more incidents like this.these cops always want to leave looking like tough stuff. .— 👔Ecclectic 7:16-20 Politics. and Music (@👔Ecclectic 7:16-20 Politics. and Music)1538439720.0
@Ned_Donovan @jamiesont The most Italian bit is carefully packing a load of coconuts, taking them to the airport an… https://t.co/WbD5WNoOUX— surreyspinster (@surreyspinster)1538469065.0
We hope whoever owns this bag isn't grieving too heavily over the loss of their coconuts. Hopefully they will find a new lovely bunch...and a new bag.