Crazy TSA Stories

Crazy TSA Stories

Millions of Americans (91.9 Million Americans Will Travel) are expected to travel during the holidays, many of them via the nation’s airports. But when you’re waiting on weather-delayed flights, standing in those long security checkpoint lines or dealing with grumpy fellow passengers, just be thankful you’re not having a day like these folks had.

Gun in carry-on accidentally fired, Dec. 11, 2011 A traveler’s confiscated gun unexpectedly fired (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport + Atlanta) and a pellet fragment grazed a police officer. Airport Gun Was Loaded With Snake Shot, Richard Popkin charged with carrying a deadly weapon at a public gathering
Elderly man forgot he was wearing gun, Dec. 10, 2011 A 76-year-old man told police he forgot he was wearing a gun (Elderly Man Ankle Detroit Airport) when he tried to go through a security checkpoint. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport, Airport Automated Target Recognition System
Grenades discovered in passenger's bag, Dec. 3, 2011 A passenger headed to Belgium (Newark Liberty Airport) tried to bring five inert hand grenades on the plane. Surrendered Her Grenades To Officials
Teen stopped for gun on her purse, November 2011 A pregnant teen ended up on the wrong flight after agents (Norfolk international airport in Va.) flagged her purse as a security risk. Teen + Replica Weapons Have Prohibited Since 2002
Woman’s afro searched for weapons, Sept. 19, 2011 A Dallas hair stylist said she was “humiliated” after agents (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport In Atlanta) searched her hair for explosives. Additional Screening May Be Required For Clothing, Headwear And Hair + Isis Brantley. TSA Searches Afro
Meth found in potato chip bags at airport, Sept. 14, 2011 A 21-year-old man was arrested when agents (LAX ) discovered his potato-skins bags weren’t carrying chips. Meth Found In Potato Chip Bags At Airport
Tammy Banovac unusual contour, Dec. 28, 2010 A wheelchair-using woman – who previously had stripped down to her bra and panties at a security checkpoint (Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma city) – later was stopped for a more peculiar reason. Tammy Banovac + Unusual Contour, Tammy Banovac Unusual Contour, Tammy Banovac Not Allowed To Board Flight
Corinne Theile bikini, Nov. 24, 2010 A young woman wore nothing but a trench coat and a two-piece bathing suit (Lax + Los Angeles International Airport) to get through security quicker, Girl, you wearing a bikini. Come right through

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Sam Wolanyk TSA, Nov. 18, 2010 A passenger (Lindbergh Field + San Diego) protested the TSA’s full-body scanners and pat-down procedures by stripping down to his underwear, Sam Wolanyk Strips Down, No Charges For Sam Wolanyk,

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TSA don’t touch my junk, Nov. 13, 2010 A software engineer’s encounter with the TSA went viral after he protested the way he was handled at a security checkpoint. John Tyner Tsa, John Tyner Threatened With Civil Suit, Don't Touch My Junk + John Tyner
Protective TSA underwear, 2010 A Colorado man invented undergarments that he claims protect passengers’ privacy (as well as block radiation) as they go through full-body scanners. Airport Body Scanners, TSA Underwear + Metallic Panels

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