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Suspicious Package Turns Out to Be a Carpenters Record

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It's been a long time since The Carpenters had a single that exploded on the charts, but yesterday in Cypress the police thought they had an explosive on their hands that turned out to be a Carpenters record, according to the OC Register.

"Around noon, the department received a small box with unusual packaging, no return address, and uncancelled postage - signs the U.S. Postal Service warns about." Protocol dictated the bomb squad be brought in to investigate. "The package turned out to be found property being returned to the police department, said Lt. Jeff Kepley of the Cypress police.The property was an old 45 single by The Carpenters, with a note asking police to find its original owner."

Karen Carpenter was interred in Cypress for 20 years; in 2003 her remains were moved to Westlake Village to be next to her parents.