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Sex toy spurs evacuation at Tahoe branch of CHP

Adam JensenSun News Service

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. andamp;#8212; An anal vibrator believed to be a bomb caused the California Highway Patrol to briefly evacuate its South Lake Tahoe area office on April 7.The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when a California Highway Patrol officer contacted a 60-year-old man in a andamp;#8220;No Parkingandamp;#8221; zone on Highway 89 near Luther Pass, according to a CHP report.The officer arrested the man after allegedly finding what was believed to be methamphetamine.During a subsequent search, officers found andamp;#8220;a suspicious wire, with an on/off switchandamp;#8221; in the man’s front left pocket leading to his anal cavity, according to the report.Officers planned to have the device removed by medical personnel at Barton Memorial Hospital, but during an interview with the man at the CHP office, andamp;#8220;the subject began to explain his knowledge of explosives and bomb-making,andamp;#8221; according to the report.The man’s statements caused officers to become suspicious. They contacted the El Dorado County Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and evacuated the office around 5:45 a.m.About 9 a.m., andamp;#8220;the EOD team rendered the device safe and determined it was not an explosive device. The vibrator was subsequently removed and placed into property,andamp;#8221; according to the report.The man was booked into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.The CHP office was reopened at 9:20 a.m.