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  • February 10, 2012 | 33 (# of comments)
    More Cannonballs: Two cannonballs and an antique firearm were discovered at Kahului (OGG). Now this song is stuck in my head.Fantasy Knives: Two knives (see photo) were discovered at John F Kennedy (JFK). These knives come in handy when slaying...
  • February 03, 2012 | 45 (# of comments)
    Cannonball: A cannonball was discovered in checked baggage at Ft Lauderdale (FLL). Nothing malicious here, just a diver who found the old projectile near a 1750-1800 era shipwreck. It was determined that the coral covered cannonball was explosively...
  • January 27, 2012 | 69 (# of comments)
    Concealed Razorblades: Two razorblades were found concealed in the frame of a carry-on bag at Sacramento (SMF)Leave Them at Home: A throwing star was found in a carry-on bag at Baltimore (BWI) and another found in a passenger’s bag traveling out of...
  • January 20, 2012 | 53 (# of comments)
    “Brush” with Death?: A nonmetallic brush-dagger was found at Lynchburg (LYH) in carry-on bag. This brush would not only tease your hair, it would frighten it! A hair raising experience if you will...Not Just One, But Eight: You can imagine the...
  • January 13, 2012 | 51 (# of comments)
    Gassed Up Chainsaw: Believe it or not, the chainsaw found at Elmira (ELM) was not the problem here. You can travel with your chainsaw as checked luggage, however, gassing it up is the problem. You know... Gas? Highly flammable liquid...Lipstick Stun...
  • January 07, 2012 | 19 (# of comments)
    I hope everybody’s having a great new year so far! This is the first Week in Review of 2012 and we’ve already got some interesting good catches to share with you. Also, if you haven’t read it yet, check out our TSA Top 10 Good Catches of 2011....
  • January 05, 2012 | 155 (# of comments)
    Our officers have had some good finds this year at our checkpoints and we wanted to share our top 10 good catches with you. Some are dangerous, some simply look dangerous and can cause major delays, and others are just plain weird. Click on the...
  • December 30, 2011 | 32 (# of comments)
    An artfully concealed non-metallic martial arts weapon called a “Tactical Spike” was found in the sock of a passenger at Pensacola (PNS) after being screened by a body scanner.In one carry-on bag at Wichita (ICT), TSA Officers discovered a tree saw...
  • December 23, 2011 | 43 (# of comments)
    Holy Prohibited Items List Batman, why didn’t you put this in your checked baggage with your grappling gun? This knife was found at San Antonio (SAT).A FLARE GUN with SEVEN FLARES was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Norfolk (ORF). Haven’t...
  • December 17, 2011 | 18 (# of comments)
    Live Flash Bang Grenade Found at ELPHand grenades again... This time it was a LIVE flash bang grenade in a carry-on bag at El Paso (ELP) and it caused a shutdown of the checkpoint resulting in a 30 minute delay affecting 150 passengers.Non Metallic...

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