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Old 08-09-12, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Tourist falls asleep on airport baggage belt, goes through X-ray


The tourist was spotted in this X-ray image on the baggage belt (Photo: La Repubblica)

The 36-year-old, who has not been named, arrived at the international terminal of Italy's busiest airport at the end of last month with a backpack and a can of beer in his hand.

The Norwegian was due to check in for a flight to Oslo and when he found no one on duty at the airline desk he leapt across the counter and fell into a deep asleep on the baggage belt with his bag beside him.

As the belt began to move the unsuspecting tourist reportedly travelled for 15 minutes through the secure baggage area in Terminal 3 before officials spotted his body curled up in a foetal position in an X-ray image on their monitors.

He slept through the whole episode and airport police had trouble waking him when they were called to the scene to investigate what had happened.

A senior officer with Fiumicino airport police said on Thursday the incident exposed no weaknesses in the terminal's security and it was not the first kind of incident involving "drunks or people with psychological problems".

"There's usually an episode like this once a year and we are alert," the official said. "In this case we were notified we sounded the alarm immediately and we took action."

Another police officer told the Italian daily, La Repubblica : "It's impossible to avoid a situation like this if there's no employee at the check-in desk."

Concerned about the tourist's exposure to the powerful X-rays, police took him to a nearby hospital before reporting him to prosecutors at Civitavecchia for causing alarm at the airport. Inquiries are continuing.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9464344/Norwegian-tourist-falls-asleep-on-airport-baggage-belt.html
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Old 08-09-12, 10:19 PM   #2
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Is he sucking his thumb???
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Old 08-09-12, 11:38 PM   #3
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^ He is picking his nose in his sleep.
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Old 08-09-12, 11:40 PM   #4
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Dont think he is. Looks more like he used his hands as a pillow. They should have some kind of protection that would prevent anything alive from being x-ray'd. Maybe an infrared heat detector. Luggage should not be warm. If its above 90F the xray simply doesnt turn on and an alarm sounds.

And arresting this guy is just plain dumb. I am sure the embarrassment is enough for this guy.
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Old 08-09-12, 11:41 PM   #5
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I tried to find a picture of when Mr Burns got an MRI and gets jammed in the machine, but I can't find it.
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Old 08-10-12, 02:20 AM   #6
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Now after playing the newest Mortal Kombat this gives X-Ray move a whole new definition.
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Old 08-10-12, 03:01 AM   #7
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I tried to find a picture of when Mr Burns got an MRI and gets jammed in the machine, but I can't find it.
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