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Woman Arrested For ‘Bomb’ Joke In Her Luggage While Boarding Airplane

Nathalie Tremblay/Facebook

When it comes to comedy, the most important quality is timing. For instance, bomb jokes will almost never go well when told to a flight crew while boarding an airplane.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinal, on Wednesday, February 13, Nathalie Tremblay was trying to shove a suitcase into the overhead compartment onboard her flight in Florida when she was approached by a flight attendant, who asked her whose bag it was.

Deciding it was time to go for a laugh, she responded:

“There’s a bomb in it.” 

Though Tremblay’s boyfriend told her “not to joke around,” the damage had already been done. The stewardess reported her joke to the captain, who ordered the plane be evacuated.

The entire terminal closed down as authorities did a thorough sweep to ensure no bombs had made it through security.

Meanwhile, Tremblay desperately told detectives she had made a “stupid joke.”

She was proven truthful shortly thereafter when the bomb squad cleared the area. Passengers were then allowed back on to their planes.

Twitter collectively facepalmed in Nathalie’s direction.

Only one passenger got left behind after the area was deemed safe: Tremblay. Unfortunately, she was arrested on charges of filing a false bomb threat report. Sorry, Nathalie—tough crowd!


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--