Harmless objects continue to cause mayhem in Athens

This week a bottle containing liquid was considered suspicious at the Social Security Administration office, so authorities stopped traffic and had the UGA bomb squad remove it:


Three weeks ago a box of clothes was considered suspicious at the downtown post office and federal courthouse building:


When searching for that second article I found out that this was not the first time that a box of clothes shut down a post office in Athens:


You may also remember that someone put candy in the double-barreled cannon and caused mayhem:


There are probably many unreported incidents of people checking out boxes and bottles on their own without trepidation or assistance from the police. I do understand that federal facilities may be targets for terrorism, but I just hope we are not overreacting too much. Maybe these items looked particularly suspicious but the authorities do not want to show images of these things for some reason.

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