A strange looking box sitting on the hood of a juror's car parked in the Dane County Ramp on South Henry Street on Thursday morning turned out to be nothing, but it did cause a portion of the ramp to be closed for a brief period of time, according to the Madison Police Department.
A woman called police after spotting what appeared to be a duct tape-sealed container. Responding officers restricted ramp access and investigated the box, which was quickly identified as a Styrofoam picnic cooler, police said.
Two officers kept their distance, but were able to see there was a small hatchway cut into the cooler. They said there were no wires dangling from the opening, only strips of insulating foil.