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Stuffed Animals Beware: TSA Confiscates Sock Monkey’s Plastic Gun

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A passenger carrying a sock puppet monkey dressed like John Wayne had its two inch plastic pistol confiscated by the TSA.

TSA confiscates monkey toy gun

Phillis May has a business selling these stuffed animals and had several in her carry-on.

“She said ‘this is a gun,’” said May. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.” 

“She said ‘If I held it up to your neck, you wouldn’t know if it was real or not,’ and I said ‘really?’” said May.

(h/t: Bob)

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1 Comment

  1. Al

    October 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Give the individual TSA agents a break. They are given instructions that they are to follow in doing their jobs. An individual may think some of the instructions are stupid, ill-advised, pointless, but like workers elsewhere if they don’t follow their instructions they will be “written up” at the least, disciplined or lose their jobs.
    In this case, can you tell exactly what size prop or toy gun is acceptable and what size isn’t?
    Try these photos of real .22 caliber revolvers: http://www.conjay.com/North%20American%20Arms.htm

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