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Photos: TSA Finds The Darndest Things, Like Guns In Mickey Mouse, Land Mines, Pepper Spray Guns

The TSA communications department has really been hustling lately, sending out a flurry of press releases with photos and stories about all the potentially dangerous things stupid people try to sneak onto flights. Fruits of the TSA's recent security theater include: land mine casings (filled with shrapnel, but no explosives), three stuffed animals with gun parts inside, a trio of dainty yet deadly throwing knives, and a pepper spray canister gun with a sparkly silver trigger (WANT!).
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TSA Screeners Find Shoe Knives, Fake Grenades, Knuckle Knives

United States / New York : Gothamist (2 years ago)

The TSA is still hard at work ensuring that no weapons make it on board flights. Barely a day passes that we don't get a press release with photos of their latest confiscated loot. But while the TSA is catching the transgressors, th... Read Post

Man Arrested When Weapons Found In Carry-On Luggage

United States / New York : Gothamist (5 years ago)

A Rhode Island man was arrested after trying to board a Jet Blue flight from Puerto Rico to Boston with "a stun gun, a pepper spray canister, four box cutters, and a switch blade knife." TSA screening noticed the items in Jose Pol's... Read Post

TSA Agent Fiddling With Pepper Spray Sends Six To Hospital

United States / New York : Gothamist (2 years ago)

Our latest installment in the popular "TSA Follies" security theater series comes to us from JFK Airport, where a TSA agent foolishly discharged pepper spray that was discovered at a checkpoint. A Port Authority source tells the Pos... Read Post


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