Posted in music on November 20, 2012

"Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!" - @waynecoyne

The new face of terrorism (via)
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What kind of dumbass packs a freaking grenade in his carry-on ... and accidentally tries to take it onto a plane? Answer: Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne. And he shut down an Oklahoma City airport in the process.

The grenade wasn't live -- thankfully -- but according to the police report, Coyne still accidentally packed it in his bag on November 10 and triggered an alarm at the TSA checkpoint at Will Rogers airport ... like a dumbass.

Needless to say, TSA freaked ... and shut down the terminal while officers frantically tried to figure out how to handle the situation.

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According to reports, Coyne was flying to LAX to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" -- and told police he was given the dead grenade at a party as a joke.

Shocker, the grenade reportedly resulted in several missed flights ... and lots of wasted money -- but once TSA determined it was harmless, they let Coyne go. -[TMZ]

To be fair, maybe he missed the grenade because it was hidden inside one of his oversized hulk hands? He did apologize.

UPDATE: He explains the whole story to Pitchfork.

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Comments (27)

dumb ass

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:20 PM

Wayne is the coolest!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:21 PM

this fool should runaway to mexico with chan marshall... irrelevancy.... DAWG!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:21 PM

Anyone else tired of this idiot? His 15 minutes should be just about up.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:23 PM

what a dick..

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:23 PM

"oh, THAT grenade?"

shark meets jump

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:27 PM

It's one of those stupid liberazi moves by these poseur "hippie" bands that think they can make ANY difference in this country.

"I'm going to bring a grenade with me, because they can't take away OUR freedom. But should I get caught, I'll just claim it was an accident, and that I didn't know anything about it! Winning!"

- Wayne "my 15 minutes were up right after "She Don't use Jelly"" Coyne

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:29 PM

^^ ^^

No I just think he was high..

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:36 PM

All of Wayne's brain cells are pretty much dead by now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:39 PM

What kind of idiot brings hulk size hands to an airport?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:47 PM

Yeah, my alternative hypothesis was that he just simply a moron. Either way.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:52 PM

they've been a popular band since 1993. that is 19 years. little longer than 15 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:54 PM

They've been a suck-y band since 1993.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:11 PM

reminds me of Cher

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:11 PM

The writers at TMZ write like the commentators here.

Poorly and mean.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:27 PM

Wayne, why the hell you so crazy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:37 PM

PR move

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:40 PM

i'm impressed that he found time in his busy schedule of posting nude pics of his wife on twitter in which to leave the house.

Posted by son | November 20, 2012 3:50 PM

In related news, members of animal collective were detained at Amtrak for smuggling multiple robust hummus platters.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 4:00 PM

How does he get his bubble through the metal detector?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 4:09 PM

@3:27 - you know who else writes poorly and mean? MY MOM!

Posted by Muscle Man | November 20, 2012 4:45 PM

4:09 wins. And I'm actually not 4:09.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 5:32 PM

Pure publicity ploy from a self congratulating asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 6:08 PM

You are all losers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 6:51 PM

^ shut up Wayne

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 7:34 AM

^FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 8:31 AM

I love how he does the peace sign.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 5, 2013 1:18 PM

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