Far be it for us to call anyone stupid, because that's just rude, but we're having trouble understanding the mindset a man who boarded a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco carrying fireworks. Joseph Picklo, 29, from Dallas, Pennsylvania was attempting to board United flight 445 Thursday morning with flash powder and three M-80s. Did we mention that, according to reports, said flash powder was hidden inside a water bottle he was also trying to carry aboard the plane?
"A spokeswoman for the airport says the suspicious items were first noticed at a security checkpoint. The checkpoint opened about a half hour later, reports KGO. "The bomb squad is investigating the materials away from the airport."
After being arrested, Picklo explained to authorities that he had fooled around with the fireworks before and had forgot he had them in his backpack. Police do not suspect Picklo of having any terrorist ties.