Suspicious package turns out to be turnip

March 14, 2008 8:18:49 AM PDT
A raw turnip was at the root of a bomb scare that last for hours at a Fort Wayne law office.

An employee at Haller & Colvin Attorneys at Law called police yesterday after opening a U.S. Postal Service box and finding a suspicious gift bag inside.

Officers then called the city's bomb unit, which brought in a robot to carry the package outside to a parking lot. X-rays showed no signs of an explosive, but bomb technicians decided to detonate the package with a water cannon just to be safe.

After that, they opened the box and found the turnip, wrapped in lettuce-green tissue paper inside a sandwich bag.

It was unclear who was supposed to receive the vegetable.