Thursday, October 28, 2004

Homeland Security Saves Toy Store From Terrorists

St. Helens, OR toy store owner Stephanie Cox was terrified when she got a call from Homeland Security. She asked what they wanted to talk to her about, but was told they couldn't tell her!

When the Feds finally showed up at her store, Pufferbelly Toys, they told her to take a Rubik's Cube knockoff called the Magic Cube off of her shelves. They claimed that it was an illegal copy. Boy, that sounds dangerous.

What was really going on was this: The Customs Service is now part of the Homeland Security empire. The agents thought that the Magic Cube was an illegal counterfeit. When Ms. Cox called the manufacturer of the Magic Cube, the Toysmith Group, based in Auburn, WA, the company representative told her that the Homeland Security agents had it wrong. The Rubik's Cube patent had expired. Don't know about you, but I feel much safer now.


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