Penis Pump Not A Bomb

Penis PumpCHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The female airport security guard held the small, black, squeezable rubber object she’d just plucked out of Mardin Amin’s backpack, and eyed it suspiciously.
Standing next to his mother, an embarrassed Amin whispered out of one corner of his mouth that it was a “pump” — as in a penis pump. The guard misunderstood the Iraqi man and thought she heard the word “bomb,” Amin’s attorney told a Cook County judge Wednesday.
“He told her it’s a pump,” attorney Eileen O’Neill-Burke said as a cluster of burly, snickering police officers watched the court proceedings. “He’s standing with his mother. Of course he’s not going to shout this out.”
But after listening to the female guard testify she heard Amin “clearly” say the word bomb during the Aug. 16 incident at O’Hare Airport, Judge Gerald Winiecki decided there was enough evidence for the case to move forward. Amin, 29, is charged with felony disorderly conduct and faces up to three years in prison if convicted.
Hid it from mom
Prosecutors say Amin, who was on his way to Turkey with his mother and two small children last week, twice told security officials that he was carrying a bomb. Only later did he admit he had initially lied about the rubber object’s true function because he didn’t want his mother to know he was carrying a penis pump, prosecutors say.
After Wednesday’s hearing, a mostly jovial Amin said airport security officials never gave him an opportunity to explain the misunderstanding. And he said he would never utter the word “bomb” while going through security.
‘Half of America’ uses it
“Come on — what do you think?” said Amin, who lives in Skokie and works for a janitorial service.
Amin may not want his mother to know he has a penis pump, but he said he doesn’t consider it an unusual device to own.
“It’s normal,” he said. “Half of America they use it.”
Amin is due back in court Sept. 13.
from The Chicago Sun-Times

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