Employee Uses Motion Detector to Catch ZZZs on Job


A sleepy employee rather than a terrorist cell is the culprit behind a motion detector found on Philadelphia rail tracks earlier this month, CNN reports. The FBI said in a statement a Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee placed the device on the tracks, presumably to be alerted to approaching supervisors while he slept on the job.

After the detector was found May 5 near the 30th Street Station, the media speculated the device could have been used to attack railroads and, because of heightened railroad security surrounding the recent Madrid train bombing, the case was given to the FBI.

The unidentified employee worked the night shift as a SEPTA electrician and also worked part-time for a security alarm company.

While the electrician is still employed by SEPTA, it is unknown whether he will keep his job once the FBI finalizes its report.

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