Saturday, 24 December 2011

Crazy TSA stories

Crazy TSA stories

Crazy TSA stories

Millions of Americans  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.

Accidental discharge

When: Dec. 11, 2011

A traveler’s confiscated gun unexpectedly fired  and a pellet fragment grazed a police officer. What was in the gun?
Forgotten firearm

When: Dec. 10, 2011

A 76-year-old man told police he forgot he was wearing a gun  when he tried to go through a security checkpoint. Where was he?
Carry-on surprise

When: Dec. 3, 2011

A passenger headed to Belgium   tried to bring five inert hand grenades on the plane.
Dangerous style?

When: November 2011

A pregnant teen ended up on the wrong flight after agents  flagged her purse as a security risk.
Hair-raising experience

When: Sept. 19, 2011

A Dallas hair stylist said she was “humiliated” after agents   searched her hair for explosives
No snacks allowed?

When: Sept. 14, 2011

A 21-year-old man  was arrested when agents discovered his potato-skins bags weren’t carrying chips
Suspicious rear end

When: Dec. 28, 2010

A wheelchair-using woman – who previously had stripped down to her bra and panties  at a security checkpoint  – later was stopped for a more peculiar reason
Bikini babe

When: Nov. 24, 2010

A young woman wore nothing but a trench coat and a two-piece bathing suit  to get through security quicker
Are those Calvin Kleins?

When: Nov. 18, 2010

A passenger protested the TSA’s full-body scanners and pat-down procedures by stripping down to his underwear
Too close for comfort

When: 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

Secure skivvies

When: 2010 (first available)

A Colorado man invented undergarments that he claims protect passengers’ privacy as they go through full-body scanners.

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