KIROV, August 23 (RIA Novosti) – A post office in central Russia was evacuated on Friday after a package started “making strange noises,” prompting fears of a bomb that turned out to be a vibrator, police said.
Police did not send in a bomb squad but instead tracked down the shipper, a local woman who confessed to the box’s intimate contents, a spokesman for the Kirov Region police department told RIA Novosti.
The woman was going on a trip and wanted to have the dildo with her but did not want to have it in her luggage, so she tried to mail it to herself, the spokesman said.
Police did not press any charges and commended post employees for their vigilance, the report said.
Russia’s post offices seem to have bad luck with sex toys: In 2011, a similar story played out in the northern Republic of Karelia, also prompting the evacuation of a post office over a vibrator that went off at an inopportune time.