Friday, June 12, 2009

Bombed Out

I've Grown Attached To This Thing With Fins

A Florida fisherman landed a live air-to-air guided missile, attached it to his boat and kept fishing in the Gulf of Mexico for another 10 days before returning to port. The bomb squad dismantled the heavily corroded eight-foot-long missile when he returned to shore.

FOOTNOTE: Reel-life drama.

13 comments:

Nessa said...

I think this joke may bomb; D

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I saw this on the news!!!! Very strange story!!! Very brave man!!! Very corroded missile!!! Great anecdote, David!!!! ~Janine

Shadow said...

omg!

Carol and Chris said...

I loved the fact that he reckoned it'd be fine because he had it packed in ice!!

C x

lakeviewer said...

That's some fish story!

Janie said...

I read about this. Great piece of news, and absolutely amazing that the fisherman wasn't more concerned!

Brian Miller said...

lol. packed it on ice? knew some guys that fished with dynamite, but this takes the cake...or the fish...

billy pilgrim said...

i didn't think kim jong's missiles would be able to reach the caribbean.

Lee said...

I think he's lucky the thing didn't bump the hull and explode on him. I've heard of old mines doing that. sheesh!

Cheers!

mssolitaire said...

What a scary experience that must have been!!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

I just read this yesterday! How scary!

Maggie May said...

Brave man?!

Ananda girl said...

Yikes!