TSA's greatest hits

Old Jan 22, 16, 6:18 pm
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TSA's greatest hits

What are the most amusing, harmless, and/or medically necessary items that TSA has confiscated?

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Old Jan 22, 16, 6:53 pm
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I would have to go with the 2" toy handgun wielded by the Sock Monkey. (Of course, it wasn't published in the list of TSA's Greatest Hits because they were just being...um...modest!)
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Old Jan 22, 16, 7:20 pm
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A knife confiscated at IAH that there were over 100 of on every 777 international flight.

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Old Jan 23, 16, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DeafBlonde View Post
I would have to go with the 2" toy handgun wielded by the Sock Monkey. (Of course, it wasn't published in the list of TSA's Greatest Hits because they were just being...um...modest!)
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Old Jan 23, 16, 5:47 pm
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Old Jan 23, 16, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by petaluma1 View Post
In hindsight, when the TSO threatened to call the police about the 'illegal firearm', I wish the passenger had insisted on it.

I'd like to see the look on the face of a police officer, even one told to take orders from TSOs, when he realized what the 'firearm' was.
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Old Jan 23, 16, 8:54 pm
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In hindsight, when the TSO threatened to call the police about the 'illegal firearm', I wish the passenger had insisted on it.

I'd like to see the look on the face of a police officer, even one told to take orders from TSOs, when he realized what the 'firearm' was.
If the person is brown, there's a sadly high chance they might get shot on sight.

And TSA claims in court that they totally don't order cops at all — the cops just make their own totally independent decisions to arrest someone.

Would make for a pretty great case if it went to court, though. I'd love to see them argue that the monkey puppet was dangerous…
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