But a report just came out that a woman was arrested for having a stun gun in a baby stroller that was being put into the baggage hold on a Southwest Airline flight.
Apparently the atrocity occurred last Saturday when a woman, her infant and another male passenger attempted to board the airplane and a crew member noticed the item as he was about to load the stroller. Can you even access the baggage hold from the cabin of an airplane or isn’t that just liked the checked baggage?
I think TSA blew this out of proportion, making it seem like a terrorist threat. The entire plane was delayed and checked as a precaution after the weapon was found.
So now this woman is facing misdemeanor charges and has to appear in court because she wanted to defend herself if something bad happened. I think the bigger problem is now she doesn’t have anything.
The TSA officials used the incident as a retraining exercise because apparently the $8/hour security monitors didn’t know what a stun gun looked like the first time it went through. They brought back the stroller and stungun back through the security checkpoint so the screeners would know what it looked like if another one ever came across the screen.
A TSA spokesperson said that while there is “no silver bullet” in detecting threats like this, “we do have multiple layers of security,” that range from reinforced cockpit doors to trained air marshals aboard the aircraft.
“This article did not make it onto the aircraft,” she said.
Good job. I bet if the woman had more than 3 ounces of liquid baby formula she would have been busted for that also. I’m sure you guys are mighty proud of yourselves.
But alas, stun guns and tasers are illegal in states of Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin or the city of Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA. Shame on that mom!
I’m sure it’s nice to know that the criminals are better armed, seeing that they could care less if any law prohibited them from carrying a weapon. Hence why they are criminals, they don’t care.
I’m sure the criminals wander the streets feeling safer that the average citizens are unarmed and their illegal wills can go unopposed.
Is there a day that some sort of crime isn’t in the news?
Child abductions, rapes, robberies, assaults, car-jackings, break-ins and home invasions are headlines every day. Everyone can use a slight edge.
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