Gothamist: Prohibited Hand Grenade At Newark Turns Out To Be Prohibited Lighter

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    More of our tax dollars at waste ...

    Gothamist: Prohibited Hand Grenade At Newark Turns Out To Be Prohibited Lighter

     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    That one hasn't shown up at Propaganda Village yet.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Blogdad Bob still counts it as a grenade.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Keep in mind that the TSA also mistakes multiple-frame photo holders for rocket-propelled grenades.

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    Honest to God - happened to me at PHX, while flying to my sister's wedding.
     
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  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    When you hire people off pizza boxes and gas pumps, you're not hiring rocket surgeons.
     

  6. Woah. Did they make a big scene??
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not really. They just made me take it out of the box. (I'd left the side of the gift-wrap open just in case...)

    They got rather annoyed when I pointed out that if it really had been a rocket-propelled grenade, then I probably would have detonated it right there at the checkpoint if I'd really been a terrorist smuggling a live explosive device in my CARRY-ON. Unsurprising, since stupid people really hate having their stupidity pointed out.
     
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  8. That reminds me -- on my last flight, they opened one of my checked suitcases. They didn't rummage through it at all (pilfered the heck out of the other one). It would seem that they were looking at the big styrofoam claw thingie my son picked up at a basketball game, because it was sitting right on top.
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    I wonder what they thought that was??
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Probably some ninja weapon -- have you bailed your son out of jail yet?
     
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They probably thought it was a "debrainer."
     
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  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Don't know why they were worried about it. They have no brains.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Perhaps they remembered it from their introductory "training," when it was used on them.
     
  13. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    "Brain? Turns out you don't need one.", to paraphrase B.O.B. of Monsters vs Aliens fame.



    Hilarious. Truly, B.O.B. is a hoot.
     
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