Posted: Sep 15, 2010 10:35 AM by Melissa Canone
SWARTZ, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies closed a post office
in Swartz after a customer told workers he heard something ticking
in an outside mailbox and deputies confirmed something was ticking
Maj. James Purvis tells The News-Star that it turned out to be
an Apple iPhone being returned to the manufacturer.
He says the FBI and the Monroe Police Bomb Squad were called
out, X-rayed the box, and opened it after finding an electronic
device inside. He says the beeps apparently were from a dying
He says the post office about seven miles northeast of Monroe
was closed for two hours and Louisiana Highway 139 for about 10
Purvis says, "In this day and age you can't take any chances."