Originally uploaded by Vanderlin.
The tiny LED sign below the overhead bridge in the picture caused a huge bomb scare in Boston on the 31st. The LED signs were promoting a Cartoon Network Show – “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and had been put up in several cities including Los Angeles and Boston.
In the subsequent hours, the police issued bomb warnings, without evidence or an investigation, and shut down parts of the city. The warnings also resulted in wide-spread panic and chaos as major roadways were blocked.
On understanding the intent of these devices, the authorities began prosecuting the artists and the Cartoon Network.
Such are the times we live in! I don’t think anyone in Mumbai would have taken much notice of the device. I could be wrong.