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  • May 25, 2012 | 21 (# of comments)
    Gift Horse?: A passenger at Helena (HLN) thought that fireworks were allowed on planes and apparently prefers to store their fireworks in a ceramic horse. Whether it was a gift or not, we don’t really know...Screwy Grenade: Speaking of grenades,...
  • May 18, 2012 | 55 (# of comments)
    Six 12-Gauge Flares: You know they have little buttons above your seat for when you need a flight attendant, right? I doubt you need signal flares to get their attention.These six flares were found by our Officers at Milwaukee (MKE).Body Scanner...
  • May 11, 2012 | 61 (# of comments)
    Disassembled Gun and Ammo Found in Three Stuffed Animals - TSA Officers at Providence TF Green Airport (PVD) noticed what appeared to be a disassembled firearm on the X-ray screen of baggage belonging to a father and his small child. Law Enforcement...
  • May 04, 2012 | 86 (# of comments)
    Plastic Dagger Found With Body Scanner - A passenger at DTW had a plastic dagger hidden in the hemline of her shirt. This is an example of the body scanner showing its strength by finding non-metallic weapons.Knife Mounted on Walker: Yes, the kind...
  • April 27, 2012 | 61 (# of comments)
    Black Powder Flask - 5 ounces of black powder in a small flask was discovered at Syracuse (SYR). Even an amount as small as 5oz of black powder in a small container can cause a significant explosion.Replica Grenades and Mines - Four replica grenades...
  • April 20, 2012 | 56 (# of comments)
    2nd Time Isn’t a Charm - You can possibly get away with saying you didn’t know you had your gun the first time, but a second time? A passenger at John Wayne Airport (SNA) attempted to bring a loaded .357 pistol through security in his carry-on bag....
  • April 13, 2012 | 87 (# of comments)
    Concealed Knife - A knife was found zip-tied to the inner workings of a bag handle at Cedar Rapids (CID). Clever, but no match for our officers and technology. (See photo)Chicken Soup for Your Pants? - Officers found a can of soup in a Las Vegas...
  • April 06, 2012 | 32 (# of comments)
    Hidden Compartments Found in Everyday Items: On the surface, the items looked like a bottle of water, a flashlight, an energy drink and a can of spray lubricant. However, each of these items had secret compartments. The flashlight compartment...
  • March 30, 2012 | 81 (# of comments)
    Book Starts Off with a Bang: This book must have received some poor reviews. It starts off with a bang and then it kind of hollows out and leaves you feeling empty. (See photo above) The gun was unloaded (no cylinder) and discovered at Honolulu (HNL...
  • March 23, 2012 | 36 (# of comments)
    Debrainer: I’m not sure what this is actually called, but I’m sure in the right hands, this implement of death is quite capable of extracting a brain. It’s like brass knuckles on steroids and it was found at Baltimore (BWI). Keep one on hand for the...

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