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October 4, 2012

City Hall evacuated after man named 'Kaboom' forgets walking stick

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Stephanie York, a spokeswoman for Mayor Don Plusquellic, said the pipe was on the third floor, which houses the City Council chambers, the council clerk’s office and general offices.

Kaboom said he had to check the stick outside the council to pass through security before Monday’s meeting. He failed to retrieve the rod when he left, and apparently it remained there until it was noticed yesterday.

Kaboom now has purchased a wooden rod to craft a new walking stick. Police have his metal rod. Kaboom already was planning a run for a council seat next year. He hopes voters will remember him.

“I guess this is a way to get my name out there,” he joked.

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