TSA Eats Your Cake

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This from the TSA website:

    Of course, it will be out of date by the time you get to the checkpoint. :rolleyes:

    Also this:

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/c...g-traveler-thinks-tsa-takes-cake-2049694.html

     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    WTF?! "Additional screening"??
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I know where it is. Let me find the picture.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Takes the cake and eats it too, now on Drudge.
    There must be a more direct and cost-effective way to have baked treats and other items stolen from us...
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Lace it with Ex-lax and "surrender" it to the smurfs.
     
  7. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    A la Dumb and Dumber...
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Unfortunately that constitutes felony assault on a government employee, good for 20 years in Marion.

    So does mixing in hasheesh.
     
  9. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Buzz kill -
     
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  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Really.
    For consuming my former property? Same if some blue gloved dolt pokes himself with my "surrendered" tweezers?
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    When it gets to trial, it will be seen as the equivalent of putting razor blades in Halloween treats.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not if it is "surrendered" because they have determined that it is hazardous. If they then choose to eat it, that's their problem. I would simply transport the ex-lax pie to my destination. If it arrives without being confiscated, stash it in the freezer for the return trip.

    However since cakes and pies are supposedly permitted, there should be fewer confiscation -- few enough that the average ex-lax pie carrier would be end up taking it home & discarding it himself.

    If you really want to frustrate the thieves, insist that it be disposed in your presence in a manner that renders it unfit to eat, e.g. open & upside down in the disposal barrel.
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    More akin to placing red dye in money bags to thwart thieves of another variety. If you tell the TSO-thief, ''well, ok, why don't you eat it then", you have a problem. If you have a reasonable expectation that it will be properly disposed along with other hazardous items, you should have nothing to worry about. Taking "surrendered" items for your own use actually constitutes theft.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I agree that's the way it should be. But you know as well as I do what happens when a prosecutor get hold of something like this. (expletive deleted), it could be seen as a terrorist attack on TSA.
     
  15. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Not to mention said cake was in a checked bag. It wasn't "surrendered," it was simply stolen.
    But no message scribbled on the side saying, "Yum, Yum" or "Got Milk?"
     
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  16. I think, by the time they eat the ex-lax cake and feel its effects, the checked bag will be well on its way to its destination. They'll have no idea whose cake it was to blame.
     
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  17. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    In this instance they had the audacity to actually cut themselves a slice of cake from a whole cake. Presumably some passenger "surrendered" a knife for the purpose.

    As expected, TSA officials found no evidence of wrongdoing.

    Simply unbelievable that this sort of behavior goes unchecked on a routine basis.
     
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  18. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    So wait, if a cig lighter is "surrender for discard," and a screener decides to crack it open and drink the butane, is the original owner still in trouble?

    If the cake/pie had to be surrendered because it was hazardous (the only reason for it to be surrendered according to TSA's official mission blah blah etc) and the screener decides to eat it, I don't see how any lawyer can argue this with a straight face and keep his/her license or not be ridiculed.

    I mean, if you eat a hazardous item on purpose-beyond the age of .....oh....5, its really your own darn fault.
     
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  19. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    If this happened to me, I wouldn't be eating what was left of it. Who knows where else those blue gloves had been before someone got to the cake box? :eek:
     
  20. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    No, actually, since Ex-Lax is not a firearm, and assuming the smurf doesn't poop himself to death, it would be, even if it could be proven, a minor assault under 18 USC 351, with a Sentencing Guideline of zero to six months, which would probably be reduced to a conditional discharge under Chapter 2 of the Federal Sentencing Guideline, since the clerk's wrongful behavior in stealing the food contributed to the result
     

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