This week at the security checkpoint

Friday afternoon is the “look what we found this week” day at the Transportation Security Administration blog. This week’s top find is a sword hidden in a cane. The person trying to sneak it through airport security who had no idea his/her cane was a sword says the cane was a present from a relative.

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The TSA also reports finding miniature bottles of booze in the socks of one passenger, while noting it’s not a banned item.

And again this week, there are an unusual number of people flying around with inert hand grenades in their luggage.

  • Jim Shapiro
  • Jamie

    It really IS a good blog, isn’t it, Jim?

  • bsimon

    On a flight last week, I went through the backscatter / check-your-junk machine. Having been through it before, I knew the drill & emptied my pockets.

    “WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET?”

    “Nothing.” Make show of patting pockets.

    “YOUR RIGHT POCKET ALERTED. WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET?”

    I dig through the pocket. And find an elastic hair band.

    I feel safer now…