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TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016
TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2016

Our officers have kept a lot of dangerous and often times wacky items off of commercial aircraft this year. We’d like to share some of those items with you in our Top Ten Most Unusual Checkpoint Finds of 2016!

10) Hand Grenade Trailer Hitch Cover: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)

9) Hello Kitty Firearm: Bradley International Airport (BDL)

8) Negan’s Bat Lucille: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

7) Golden Hand Grenade: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

6) Replica Suicide Vest: Richmond International Airport (RIC)

5) Bladed Dragon Claw: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

4) Dead Seahorses in Brandy Bottle: Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

3) Five-Bladed Flogger: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

2) Post-Apocalyptic Bullet Adorned Gas Mask: Miami International Airport (MIA)

1) Movie Prop Corpse: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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Submitted by Bradley Saint George on

This would have been so much better with images. Could even have gone viral.

Submitted by Chip And Andy on

Why is the Hello Kitty Firearm on this list? There is nothing unusual about it except to those with limited imaginations. Decorating your firearms is not any different than decorating your mobile phone or laptop so why did it make this list?

Submitted by Laura Monteros on

Funny! Thanks for the video.

Submitted by The Gold Digger on
Why is the Hello Kitty Firearm on this list?

Maybe because it's so cool?
Submitted by GSOLTSO on

The Gold Digger sez - "Maybe because it's so cool?"

Agreed, it is pretty awesome. Now I want one for my daughter.

TSA Blog Team