Writer Leaves Script for Agent—and Cops Blow It Up
Writer left briefcase at talent agency
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 3:42 AM CDT
LA County officers seal off the area.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Rejections are a fact of life for aspiring screenwriters. Rejections involving explosives, not so much. Beverly Hills cops blew up a briefcase containing a writer's script after a talent agent refused to read it, AP reports. The writer, who had been pestering the agency to read his script, left the briefcase at the agency's offices, where a security guard took it outside. A passer-by spotted the unattended briefcase and called police. The bomb squad sealed off the block and evacuated dozens of people from area businesses before blowing up the case, which contained a laptop computer but no explosives.