A man who panicked out of embarrassment when asked about a suspicious object in his luggage at Chicago's O'Hare airport and said "bomb" could go to jail.
Mardin Azad Amin made a preliminary appearance in court Wednesday, charged with felony disorderly conduct as a result of the Aug. 16 incident in which he was too embarrassed to tell airport screeners the suspicious object was part of a penis pump.
Twice when asked to identify the grenade-shaped device on the X-ray screen, Amin replied "a bomb," the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Amin later told investigators his mother was standing nearby and he didn't want her to hear what it really was, the report said.
The charge carries a possible prison sentence of three years, prosecutors said.
Consider the subtext: this man finds taking loaded bombs on airplanes less embarrassing than telling a little white lie to hide his performance anxiety.
Perhaps he was afraid that he couldn't handle his 72 virgins.