Ash-scattering mishap at Safeco Field stuns city – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A, uh, die-hard Mariners fan wanted his ashes scattered from a plane over Safeco Field, but his urn came loose and fell off, hitting the roof and prompting a city-wide terror panic.

What had begun as a final, sentimental journey instead triggered a full-blown hazardous materials emergency response that prompted closure of streets around the field, evacuation of sightseers from the stadium and a bad case of jangled nerves citywide.

Agonizing minutes passed before firefighters declared that it wasn’t the work of an anthrax-equipped airborne terrorist.

Man, I tells ya, ya leave town for a day or two and all hell breaks loose. Ken, maybe you better go back home before we see more of this.