A couple of 5-gallon gas cans in the back seat of a car parked in Union Square last night brought the area to a screeching halt, prompting the evacuation of 600 people and briefly trapping hundreds of punk-rock fans attending a concert at Irving Plaza.
But it turned out the suspicious car was owned by a gardener who uses gas cans to fill his lawn mower.
|“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”|
|J. D. Salinger|