Jogger triggers anthrax scare in California

According to police in San Jose, California, a man who was wearing what looked like a gas mask and body armor who dropped a package into a post office box, causing fears of an anthrax attack, was just exercising in strange workout gear.
A post office customer saw the man in the mask and vest and called the police. The Tuesday incident launched a full-scale police response, including a bomb squad and a robot. The post office was on lockdown until 4:30 p.m., with 150 employees and customers tucked in the back of the building, Mercury News reports.
"The guy said he was wearing a cardio mask," Sgt. Jason Dwyer said, according to Mercury News. "It was his cardio day and he was trying to lose weight."
The San Jose police bomb squad, the fire department's hazardous materials unit and the postal inspector responded to the call. A robot detonated the package, which turned out to be several calendars.
Long Hoang, a student at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, was taking part in a CrossFit exercise routine in which a mask is worn to simulate high-altitude training, according to Mercury News. Hoang said he mistakenly received a package of calendars at his home and he went to the post office to mail them back to the proper recipient while on an exercise run. After realizing his actions had caused a commotion, Hoang called police to say he was the suspicious man- a nursing student trying to get into shape.
"It was like straight out of a movie," Hoang said, according to Mercury News. "Some of my friends are telling me, 'Hello? 9/11? Anthrax? Blah. Blah. Blah.' And I'm just thinking about my finals and staying in my own little zone."