Drumming Up Demand 

This is very, very dumb.

When several suspicious packages were left outside the New Rochelle train station near New York City, a commuter called in a tip to the police. It turned out the packages were not explosives, or anything else harmful. Ridiculously, they were instead soon-to-be-installed “Help Point” devices which will allow travelers to, among other things, report suspicious packages.

This tweet contains a gallery of four images, which tell this story perfectly.

A police officer examining a tall cardboard package

That package, being opened

The police officer fully revealing the package to be a security Help Point

Said police officer, with an amused grin

The amusement captured in that fourth image is great. I only wish we could see the dog’s face, which no doubt has an exasperated look.