"They shot me in the laptop!"
"This morning I found myself at a post-office. I was clumsy enough to forget my laptop (in it’s small grey bag) on the office’s floor and walk away. I noticed I’ve lost it only an or two later…" (via UNEASYsilence)
To make a long-story short, they called the bomb squad and shot it to see if it was an explosive.
The good news is that they missed the hard drive, battery (that would have been a disaster), CD drive, and a few other things he salvaged. And, the state paid for it (or will pay for it), and he had insurance!