Thursday, July 29, 2004

Fighting Terrorism and Fat?

From Yahoo! News:
WASHINGTON - A government scientist finishing a candy bar on her way into a subway station where eating is prohibited was arrested, handcuffed and detained for three hours by transit police.

Stephanie Willett said she was eating a PayDay bar on an escalator descending into a station July 16 when an officer warned her to finish it before entering the station. Both Willett and police agree that she nodded and put the last bit into her mouth before throwing the wrapper into a trash can...
Way to go! The heightened security in Washington D.C. is not only warding off terrorism, but helping people lose weight. I wonder if this policy would work in any other city in the country?