25 Weirdest Items The TSA Has Confiscated From Passengers
25. Hand Grenade Trailer Hitch, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
"Your trailer hitch hand grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags. So what’s the big deal if it’s inert? First off, we don’t know it’s inert until explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line. It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation. Also, imagine the person sitting next to you on the plane pulling this out of their carry-on. For these reasons, anything resembling a bomb or grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags. #TSATravelTips This inert grenade was discovered in a checked bag recently at the SBP airport," TSA wrote in an Instagram post.
24. Hello Kitty Firearm, Bradley International Airport
"This replica of @AMCTheWalkingDead’s “Lucille” was discovered recently in a carry-on bag at Atlanta (ATL). The barbed wire is actually made from rubber and the blood is fake (we hope). However, baseball bats are prohibited from carry-on bags and must be packed in checked luggage. #TWD #Negan We’re just glad Lucille wasn’t thirsty," wrote TSA in an Instagram post.
22. Inert Golden Hand Grenade, Newark Liberty International Airport
"This inert golden grenade was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on bag at Newark (EWR). While it is pretty fancy, it’s prohibited altogether from both carry-on and checked baggage. So what’s the big deal if it’s inert? First off, we don’t know it’s inert until explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line. It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation. Also, imagine the person sitting next to you on the plane pulling this out of their carry-on. No big deal, right? For these reasons, anything resembling a bomb or grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags. #TSAGoodCatch," wrote TSA in an Instagram post.
21. Homemade Replica Suicide Vest, Richmond International Airport
"We’re pretty sure this isn’t a letter opener. A bladed dragon claw perhaps??? Whatever it is, it should be packed in checked baggage. It was discovered in a carry-on bag at Atlanta (ATL)," TSA wrote in an Instagram post.
19. 5 Dead Endangered Seahorses in a Brandy Bottle, Detroit Metropolitan Airport
"While some travelers are worried about packing nail clippers (they are allowed), others pack a pair of five-bladed floggers. You guessed it; these are not allowed in carry-on bags. If you’re in a situation where you’re going to need your floggers, they’ll have to be packed in checked baggage. These were discovered last week in a carry-on bag at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas (IAH). #TSATravelTips," TSA wrote in an Instagram post.
17. "Post-Apocalyptic Bullet Adorned Gas Mask," Miami International Airport
"Packing list: Socks. ✅ Toothbrush. ✅ Curling Iron. ✅ Post-apocalyptic bullet-adorned gas mask. ❌ While gas masks are allowed in carry-on bags, replica bullets are not. This was discovered in a carry-on bag at Miami (MIA). Maybe he was catching a one way flight to #FuryRoad?" wrote TSA in an Instagram post.
16. Fake Corpse From "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The TSA Blog says a container of dead venomous snakes was found in checked baggage at Newark. The TSA notes too that dead snakes are not prohibited from flying on planes. The large liquid jar holding the snakes needed to be inspected due to an explosive detection system alarm.
14. Saw Blades On A Plan
The TSA blog noted that this was the third time they’d noted passengers tried to hide marijuana in a jar of peanut butter. Sounds like the passenger was just planning for the munchies.
12. A Flask Of Black Powder
Five ounces of black powder in a small flask was discovered at Syracuse. Even an amount as small as 5 ounces of black powder in a small container can cause a significant explosion.
11. A Cannonball
A stun gun designed to look like a cell phone. Those data overcharges can be shocking.
Yet another IED scare this one a strange watch resembling an IED component was discovered at Oakland.
7. Powder Horn
A powder horn with approximately three ounces of black powder was discovered in a carry-on bag at Little Rock.
6. Samurai Swords At JFK
The TSA noted that usually the only attachments you see on walkers are tennis balls, but this one had a knife mounted on the front.
4. Ninja Stars
TSA shows parts of a pistol that were found hidden in a stuffed animal at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.
2. Bear Mace
A large can of bear mace was found concealed in the passenger’s sock at Newark airport because you know those bears in Newark are unruly.
1. Grenade Launcher
A grenade launcher was discovered during a search in checked baggage at Seattle Tacoma.