ATLANTA (AP) - The head of the Cartoon Network resigned Friday following a marketing stunt that caused a security scare in Boston.
Blinking electronic devices had been planted around Boston to promote "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," but when authorities got a series of 911 calls about the suspicious devices on Jan. 31, they called out the bomb squads and shut down bridges and highways for fear they could be explosives.
A few hours later, Cartoon Network's corporate parent acknowledged it was part of a marketing move.
The announcement of Jim Samples resignation was made in an internal memo sent to Cartoon Network staff members. In the statement, Samples said he regretted what had happened.