Stinky fish lure concoction clears post office

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  1. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12482669/

    23 taken to Alabama hospitals after garlicky gunk leaks in Hueytown

    HUEYTOWN, Ala. - Fish might be attracted to garlic-flavored lure dye, but it doesn't mix well with suburban postal employees.

    A small container of the yellow, oily liquid spilled in an Alabama post office Tuesday, causing a scare that resulted in 23 people being sent to Birmingham-area hospitals and the one-story brick building being shut down for a day of decontamination.

    Many anglers are familiar with such concoctions and use them without any protection. The mixture that spilled, J.J.'s Magic, is a fish attractant that's commonly applied to artificial lures like rubber worms either by dipping or spraying. Fish are supposed to love the garlic smell.

    "This is stuff that people handle and put on fish lures," said postal inspector Frank Dyer.

    But the postal workers didn't know what they were dealing with when some of the highly concentrated, foul-smelling liquid leaked out of a container around 9:15 a.m. CDT. Six workers reported breathing difficulties and were rushed to a hospital for decontamination, and the remainder were sent later as a precaution.

    All 23 were treated and released.

    Authorities initially thought the mixture was so strong it had burned the floor of a work area, but they later discovered tiles were discolored by the bright yellow dye in J.J.'s Magic.

    The manufacturer of the lure dye, J.J. Polak of suburban Atlanta, said a 2-ounce glass bottle that was sent to a customer in suburban Birmingham apparently broke. The liquid evaporates quickly and created a stench as the garlic smell wafted through the building.

    Polak declined further comment.

    "When the postal inspector and the FBI call you ...," he said. "I'm cooperating with them."

    Larry Dingman, a spokesman with the Postal Service, said authorities have to be careful any time an unknown, potentially dangerous substance shows up in a post office.

    "We always treat every one like it's a hazardous situation," he said.

    :eek::fart::cool3:
     
  2. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
    i guess none of them fished:rotfl:
     

  3. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:
     
  4. 90acres

    90acres Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    Six workers reported breathing difficulties and were rushed to a hospital for decontamination, and the remainder were sent later as a precaution.

    bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!:hysterical::hysterical:
     
  5. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    How can see how that could cause a panic. But it is pretty funny!:D
     
  6. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    If its that smelly, I'm gettin some of it!