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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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TheFutureHeart    

The police report clearly showed this was a misunderstanding. Read it for yourself at http://t.co/vwtfSsyP

512 days ago
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123    

In OKC of all places.

512 days ago
33.

backfire    

Huge ******* Jerk.

512 days ago
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space_suitor    

Wayne Coyne is an electric eccentric. He may have blown a few circuits but he's got more channels than DishTV .

The Flaming Lips' live show is enough to knock the socks off any terrorists for miles around, and it can even make a bitter self-loathing Internet commenter smile, if only you would REALIZE...

512 days ago
35.

space_suitor    

Wayne Coyne is an electric eccentric. He may have blown a few circuits but he's got more channels than DishTV .

The Flaming Lips' live show is enough to knock the socks off any terrorists for miles around, and it can even make a bitter self-loathing Internet commenter smile, if only you would REALIZE...

512 days ago
36.

giggle cream     

H

512 days ago
37.

Harvey's Gerbil    

Had that been me and not some (semi) famous rich dude, I'd be locked away for life never to see the light of day again and probably be hit with a milion dollar fine.

512 days ago
38.

James    

Drugs anyone?

512 days ago
39.

Ern    

TMZ why you gota bash on TSA after they did their job? They prevented a potential explosive device from getting on a plane. Last I read they get paid to detect bombs, not disarm them. Besides what's a "bomb guy"? Once again TMZ puting their own cheese on a story.

512 days ago
40.

heyitsadam    

So the key to bombing an airport is waiting for a shift change.... geez. They wonder why we don't take those blue shirts seriously.

512 days ago
41.

jamiesrf    

All the acid and shrooms this dude has taken over the years have turned his brain to mush!! What complete moron would think this was a good decision ?? Throw the book at him !!!

512 days ago
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123    

They closed the terminal, not the entire airport. Your article is wrong on so many accounts. Get your facts straight. The only thing correct about your article is that Coyne is a douche.

512 days ago
43.

Mom of Five    

How do you "accidentally" pack a grenade in your bag??????????????????????????????????????

512 days ago
44.

Dan.89     

Haters, please shut the **** up. The Flaming Lips are one of the most talented music groups, period. And I met Wayne in Chicago. He's an awesome, down to Earth dude. Don't judge someone you don't know.

510 days ago
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Dan.89     

Haters, please shut the **** up. The Flaming Lips are one of the most mind blowing music groups, period. And I met Wayne in Chicago. He's an awesome, down to Earth dude. Don't judge someone you don't know.

510 days ago
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