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Flaming Lips Frontman Brings Grenade on a Plane, Causes Airport Chaos

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Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne
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As some holiday travelers were dutifully stripping off their socks and ditching their $5 water bottles at security, at least one passenger was—shall we say—a little less concerned with TSA regulations.

Specifically, Flaming Lips' lead singer Wayne Coyne brought a grenade on board a plane in his carry-on luggage and caused complete travel mayhem. Let us repeat: He packed a grenade in a carry-on.

Turns out the weapon wasn't live, according to the police report, but the threat concerned authorities enough to shut down a terminal at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport while they scrambled to make heads or tails of the situation and keep the crowd safe.

Remember the feud between the Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu?

For all the commotion he caused, Coyne did seem repentent. He took to Twitter to apologize emphatically: "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!" complete with a photo of himself flashing a peace sign.

If only Bruno Mars had been on hand to catch any potential grenades (for ya...), public safety may never have been threatened.

Enjoy your seamless Thanksgiving travel, everyone!

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