Now that America is safer, the department of Homeland Security is spending its hard-earned tax money making the world safe for people who don't like cheap Rubik's Bube knockoffs. They're a patent violation, you see.
Well. Um. Never mind.
Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said agents went to Pufferbelly based on a trademark infringement complaint filed in the agency's intellectual property rights center in Washington, D.C.
Kice also said Homeland Security officials routinely investigate such complaints and follow up if they determine they are valid.
"One of the things that our agency's responsible for doing is protecting the integrity of the economy and our nation's financial systems and obviously trademark infringement does have significant economic implications," she said.
After gaining assurances from Toysmith officials, Cox put the Magic Cube back on the shelf soon after the agents left.
Six weeks after her brush with Homeland Security, Cox is still scratching her head.
"Aren't there any terrorists out there?" she said.