Bomb Squad Takes Three Hours To Defuse…Mexican Jumping Beans? With all the talk about ISIS in the news, it’s no wonder people are a little cautious when they see or hear something suspicious. This U.S. postal worker though may have jumped the gun when he reported a suspicious package on Saturday.
The bomb squad was shortly on the scene and it took the San Diego Bomb and Arson Unit three hours to determine the package only contained Mexican jumping beans.
According to UT San Diego: “The bomb squad got the package out of the truck, put it on an open grassy area and used a robot with a water canon to blast open the package, Koran said.
That’s when they discovered that the sounds had been coming from jumping beans, which contain a tiny moth larvae that writhes around when its pod gets warm.”
One neighbor told Fox 5 that, “It was a little funny and made a serious situation humorous, but it is sad that police had to waste their time on a toy.”