Hanh! Got an email from a lady in NC/SC area today relating a story that is black humor, to us here.
She went some distance from her home to pick up some dogs from a rescue shelter. She used the restroom there, & left her running zapper (with it's blinking LED....) in the restroom. A couple of hours later, when she realized she didn't have it, she called the pet shelter to tell them she would send postage so they could return her zapper.
They told her that in the meantime, someone had gone to use the restroom & saw the zapper light blinking, so called the police, 'thinking' it was an IED. (!QQ!)
The responding officer couldn't figure out what it might be, so he called.... the bomb squad. They collected it, looked inside, xrayed it, tested it various ways.... and figured out it is not any kind of 'bomb device'.
Our zapper owner called the officer & told him what it is, what it's for, and gave him various URLs to look at, including Don Croft's WordWithoutParasites.com, in the interest of education. He told her that while it was 'obviously not' a 'bomb device', they want to keep it 'for evidence'. Of what, she doesn't know. When she asked, she got no answer. Silence is not golden.... at least this time..
This is, as my grandmother Pearl would have said, "one for Ripley's Believe It or Not". The only way the zapper could be taken as a 'bomb device' would be if 'you' were a bacteria, virus, flea egg, or similar. In Lakhota, we express being flabbergasted by "duwahleh!" - This definitely qualifies.
Wishing you great good happy health and success!