Kansas City Southern's $12,000 laser cannon stolen ... not time to crap your pants


Missing: One laser cannon.
  • Missing: One laser cannon.

Growing up on Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Transformers, I can remember wanting a laser cannon. Guess what? They exist. According to Gizmodo, a "potentially dangerous" $12,000 laser cannon was stolen from Kansas City Southern in Denton, Texas. The missing cannon isn't weaponized -- whew! -- but it's making a lot of folks with acronyms for names nervous (read: FBI, FAA, etc.). 

The laser cannon was "used as a measuring device in the train business" and has a "long range." Think a bigger laser pointer, and we know how much trouble those present for pilots.

Kansas City Southern is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the "high-powered laser."

Here's NBC's not-so-comforting report.

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Good to know the Super Bowl -- and Royal Rumble -- will go on.

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