Friday, November 30, 2007

Bomb Hoax


Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson, a 24 year old OCAD student, turned himself in to police last night and has been charged with nuisance and mischief after leaving what appeared to be a pipe bomb at the Royal Ontario Museum. Jonsson left the 'sculpture' outside the glass covered lobby and placed a call to the ROM switchboard, reportedly saying "There is not a bomb by the entrance of the museum."

He then presented the project to his classmates and professor, and posted cell-phone footage on Youtube.

A scheduled black-tie fundraiser to benefit AIDS research was cancelled, costing the organization upwards of $100 000, a third of it's annual revenues.

OCAD has suspended Jonsson, as well as two faculty members.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A: Who are the faculty members?
B: Why post just the basic facts which I already know from reading elsewhere, and which also has the student's age at 25.
C:Give some M.U. perspective...

Westcoast Walker said...

OK, not the brightest stunt in history, especially in the context of what is going on in the world today. Also, posting on Youtube while you commit a potentially criminal act is also not an act of genius.

I think a taser related project might have been more relevant!