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'd lost it only [an hour] or two later…
To make a long story short, the staff called the bomb squad, who 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 that the owner was able to salvage. And, not only did the state pay for it (or will pay for it), but he also had insurance!