McAlhany described Alpizar as carrying a big backpack and wearing a fanny pack in front. He says it would have been impossible for Alpizar to lie flat on the floor of the plane, as marshals ordered him to do, with the fanny pack on. “You can’t get on the ground with a fanny pack,” he says. “You have to move it to the side.” —Siobhan Morrissey —Eyewitness: “I Never Heard the Word ‘Bomb'” (Time)
One of my students has in the past ribbed me for wearing a fanny pack. This is just one of those weird little details that makes a news story seem so very real.