We'd say there were a few red-faced garda knocking around Cabra in the early hours of this morning.
Irish Independent crime reporter Robin Schiller took to Twitter to reveal the embarrassing incident.
Gardai called to deal with a suspicious item wrapped in plastic this morning in Cabra along the Luas line. Security alert was ended fairly quickly after it turned out that the ‘suspicious’ device was a.... pic.twitter.com/cHBJnW9ItZ— Robin Schiller (@11SchillRob) August 7, 2018
According to reports, gardai believed that the item they were called to deal with was a "suspected ball bearing bomb" (we swear we're note making this up.)
Schiller writes that a source said, "This, to say the least, is a new one to the gardai who were at the scene."
It is believed that the whole scenario happened around 3AM, when the Luas was not running.
Only in Ireland, as they say.
The luas finding out a suspicious device that started a security alert was just a sex toy is just too amusing, my inner child just cant stop giggling— JC 🇨🇴 (@JennCoffey_) August 7, 2018
I'm all for vigilance regarding security on public transport... But this, oh boy! https://t.co/Y3avhhqp9y— Clodagh Corry (@Flipendo_Orb) August 7, 2018
Someone, somewhere is frantically searching their shopping......Suspicious device sparking Luas line security alert turns out to be sex toy— NikkiGordon (@NikkiGordonPR) August 7, 2018
This takes the ‘Headline of the Day award: ‘Suspicious device sparking Luas line security alert turns out to be sex toy’— Anna Heverin (@annaheverin) August 7, 2018
I would have loved to see their faces https://t.co/FRRol0Bzf4— GardaCheckpointsCork (@GardaCork) August 7, 2018