Police evacuated the Oakville Post Office and called in the bomb squad Monday after an unknown man deposited a large metal container by a nearby lamp post.
Halseike via flickr A bomb? Nah. Just a burnt joint.
St. Louis County police sent its arson and explosives unit to the Dierbergs shopping center on Telegraph Road after a witness reported seeing a man drive up to the post office, leave the metal container on the ground and drive off.
"Luckily it was much ado about nothing," police spokesman Brian Schellman tells KTRS (550 AM). "What they found was just a metal cylinder with basically a joint or blunt inside of it."
Schellman told Daily RFT the joint was "burnt," but he wasn't sure whether it had previously been partially smoked.More »