A week and a half ago, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tweeted this: “Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!” And apparently, he wasn’t kidding. He really brought a grenade, or something that looked like one, to Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, causing TSA to shut down the airport and multiple travelers to miss their flights.
It hasn’t been confirmed or shown up in any regular news outlets yet, but the Oklahoma City blog the Lost Ogle has a long report from a passenger who missed a flight because of the grenade scare. There’s no word yet on what the thing was or why he had it, but there’s plenty of invective against Coyne, who apparently didn’t make too many friends that day. The Lost Ogle also has pictures of Coyne standing around awkwardly with TSA agents.
This should be a reminder to all eccentric entertainers: If you really need to take your grenade with you, take Amtrak. Thanks to Patrick for the tip.