Bomb squad says suspicious package is actually box of love letters, photos from Tinder date
What's scarier -- the threat of a bomb or letters from a scorned ex-lover?
That's what this rural Tennessee town had to consider when a suspicious looking package, labeled "Open ASAP' turned up at the home of a Cross Plains resident.
According to WTVF, 36 inch cardboard box wrapped like a Christmas present was left in the middle of a home's driveway.
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"The flap wasn't even secured down," Robertson County's EMA Director R.L. Douglas told InsideEdition.com. He said they were wary of the package since it appeared to be a Christmas present, but had been sent too early for the holidays.
The person living at the home immediately dialed 911.
Douglas said it was rare they received such calls in their jurisdiction, but he and a team inserted a video scope into the box, that was already partially open, to look specifically for a sort of powder, but instead found love letters and a teddy bear.
"I thought it was somebody just horsing around, and basically, that's what it was," Douglas said.
Cross Plains police officers later realized the package was meant to be for a young man the sender met on Tinder.
"There were love letters, two love letters, a photograph of a female laying in the river, clothed, and it was an attempt to contact a man she met on Tinder," said Officer Logan Abernathy in an interview with WTVF. "When he wouldn't contact her, she left the items on the driveway."
According to local authorities, the sender of the letters was not charged.