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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

TSA Agent Fiddling With Pepper Spray Sends Six To Hospital

United States / New York : Gothamist (last year)

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

Man Arrested When Weapons Found In Carry-On Luggage

United States / New York : Gothamist (4 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


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