Some sensitive guys try to impress a lady by standing outside her bedroom window holding a boom box blasting music by former Genesis members or stealing a letter from the Hollywood sign. But real men have no patience for such romantic flourishes—when you want to keep a woman interested, sometimes the only thing to do is call 911 and tell whoever answers that your special lady is about to take a bomb on a plane.
This was the approach allegedly favored by 33-year-old Queens resident Danesh Gomanie, who called 911 on the morning of July 27th to warn authorities a woman was planning to board a flight to Guyana out of JFK with a bomb. Specifically, Gomanie said the woman would be carrying "a bomb and/or drugs" on a flight on July 29th, according to a criminal complaint provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District.
Gomanie, who works as a mechanic, allegedly made the call from his cell phone using the name "Singh," and provided his girlfriend's real name and flight number to 911. But FBI investigators traced the call to the address associated with the phone, which is Gomanie's father's address in Jamaica, Queens. His father allegedly told investigators that the woman named by "Singh" had the same name as his son's girlfriend.
Later that day, FBI investigators interviewed Gomanie's girlfriend at her home, where he has also been residing, and they say she admitted they had gotten into lover's quarrel over her impending trip to Guyana. During questioning the next day, investigators say Gomanie confessed that he called in the fake bomb threat because her ex-husband resides in Guyana, and he was afraid they would get back together.
Setting aside the utter waste of law enforcement resources, this sad sack story does have a silver lining. Gomanie's girlfriend apparently canceled her trip, and the couple has mended fences after their fight. She was even waiting for him after he was released from jail on $20,000 bail on Tuesday, and told Daily News, "It's just jealousy. We're back together. I forgive him."
Sadly, Gomanie's father refuses to recognize the power of true love that not even bomb threats and federal criminal charges can thwart. "I don't know what they see in each other," he told the tabloid. "I told him to find someone younger and have children."