Dumb keeps getting dumber ... CBS News New York: Newark Airport Checkpoint Shut Down Over Unscreened Liquid A security checkpoint was briefly shut down at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being screened properly. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Spokesman Ron Marsico told The Record the incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday at checkpoint 1 in Terminal C.Transportation Security Administration officials said the bottle’s owner was quickly found and the bottle was rescreened “with negative results.” The passenger was then cleared to fly, and the checkpoint reopened around 7:45 a.m.Authorities did not identify what type of liquid was in the bottle but told the newspaper that it was a substance that is, in fact, allowed on planes. But it was larger than the 3.4 ounce limit that the TSA has set for passengers.In other words, they tracked guy down after he had cleared security and stole his stuff. And despite the fact that the guy had appearant left the checkpoint, the CLOSED the checkpoint for 15 minutes, thereby delaying hundreds of people at a peak time in an airport where you often have to shuttle to another terminal after you clear security. Major fail, TSA!