Joseph Galaska, 58, was recently arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for transporting a mock improvised explosive device inside his suitcase.
His wife says what some thought was a bomb, was just an elaborate alarm clock.
“It’s a toy, I swear to God, it’s a clock. It’s not a bomb at all, it's just an alarm clock.” Adding, “It looks like a robot.”
But as you’ll see, Galaska’s handiwork doesn’t look like a robot or a toy or a clock. It looks like a bomb, and so the retired tool and die maker was charged with mischief.
What in the world was he thinking pulling such a stunt? Watch as I explain my theory which is inspired by the eerily similar story of Ahmed “clock boy” Mohamed from a few years ago.
You may recall Ahmed scored big time with his hoax; free products from Microsoft, a job offer from Twitter, invitations to primetime TV shows. Fake victimhood has its privileges.
But while Clock Boy prospered from his fake bomb stunt, Galaska might end up doing some hard time for his efforts.
His fatal flaw was failing to convert to Islam prior to bringing his fake bomb on the plane.