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'Flaming Lips' Singer

Shuts Down OKC Airport

... with a GRENADE

11/20/2012 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Question: What kind of dumbass packs a freaking grenade in his carry-on ... and accidentally tries to take it onto a plane? Answer: Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne. And he shut down an Oklahoma City airport in the process.

The grenade wasn't live -- thankfully -- but according to the police report, Coyne still accidentally packed it in his bag on November 10th and triggered an alarm at the TSA checkpoint at Will Rogers airport ... like a dumbass.

Needless to say, TSA freaked ... and shut down the terminal while officers frantically tried to figure out how to handle the situation.

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And how's this for hilarious -- according to the police report, the TSA ran around like a chicken with its head cut off ... because it didn't have any "bomb guys" on duty. (Editor's note: isn't that the whole point of TSA?)

According to reports, Coyne was flying to LAX to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" -- and told police he was given the dead grenade at a party as a joke.

Shocker, the grenade reportedly resulted in several missed flights ... and lots of wasted money -- but once TSA determined it was harmless, they let Coyne go.

Coyne tweeted following the incident to make up for the SNAFU, writing, "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced by my grenade at OKC airport."



Thanks to thelostogle.com for the pic.

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Jen    

****tard,

612 days ago
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johnnydanger    

aswipe needs to end up homeless. He pulled the 'nade stunt because he and his lame band are currently residing in the 'where are they now' file.

612 days ago
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drake    

He should be in jail right now. ***hole

612 days ago
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Sashatree    

I don't even know who this douchebag is.....never heard of the group, either. Obviously he's a MORON! But the most important take away for the readers should be that THE TSA IS A BUREAUCRATIC MESS OF RED TAPE AND INEPT MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS ON POWER TRIPS! THE PATRIOT ACT IS USELESS AND DOESN'T PROTECT US -- IT ONLY GIVES THE GOV. MORE SPYING POWER AGAINST US -- AND SENDS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BIG CORPORATIONS THAT ARE FRIENDS WITH OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS!! WAKE UP TO THE SCAM PEOPLE!!

612 days ago
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nature30    

thank god he wasnt black or muslim thats an automatic terrorist smh, the world we live in

612 days ago
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Googie    

TSA didn't have a bomb squad on duty? What??? If any place should have a bomb squad ready & able, it's Oklahoma, as in Oklahoma bomber.
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As for the A-hole who took dead grenade in his luggage, he should be in custody & prosecuted, or at least pay for all the inconveniences that not only the airport went through, but ALL airport patrons.

612 days ago
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Majestik    

They let him go?
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Really, how about charging him with carrying a concealed weapon. Doesn't matter if it was a dead grenade, it's the same as trying to bring a gun on board that's not loaded.
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Convenient how this guy is heading for LAX for a musical that his band is doing. Nice try with trying to drum up publicity, if anything you've just pissed off a lot of people with your stupidity and won't bother with anything that you and your band do now.

612 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Read my lips: you are a flaming IDIOT.

612 days ago
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buzz kill    

Some people just can't take a joke.

612 days ago
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Carl    

The TSA is great at giving the appearance of security. Providing real security? Not so much. Good thing it wasn't a bomb on a timer.

612 days ago
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Elsa    

So edgy

612 days ago
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Penny    

All you commentators are idiots. He took a DEAD GRENADE (read: useless, innocuous hunk of old metal) in his luggage. Dumb to put it in his carry on, sure. Even dumber that if someone not famous had done the same thing they'd be in jail for something so ridiculous. I hope all you foolish crazy paranoid americans who commented lose sleep worrying about your personal safety.

612 days ago
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loydster    

Not too clever Kevin

612 days ago
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verlinda    

What a dumb ass. They should of shot him right between the eyes

612 days ago
15.

Jeanette    

For those of you who don't know who this man is, He is a musical genius and a spectacular artist. I really recommend His do***entary "Fearless Freaks." Anywho, he's a human being I'm sure it was never his intention to make everyone wait.

612 days ago
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