And if a traveller does something similar, or even mutters the word bomb, they end up in jail for a day being interrogated.
A screener for the US Transportation Security Administration lost his job after pretending to plant a plastic bag of white powder in the carry-on luggage of a passenger at the Philadelphia International Airport. Rebecca Solomon was flying to Detroit on Northwest Airlines, the same city and carrier involved in the attempted …
(erstwhile) TSA guy: "Haha, just kidding; relax - you can get on the plane, you aren't going to be detained in one of the hidden white rooms here in the airport where we'd strip you naked and cavity search you until the police arrive and handcuff you and take you back to the station where you'd be put in a cell and interrogated for thirty-six hours until they decide to assign you a lawyer who will convince you to plea-bargain for a shorter felony sentence to commence a few months from now during which you'd be intimidated, beaten, and possibly raped by fellow inmates, mercifully culminating in your release in upstate New York penniless, creditless, friendless, homeless, and as an ex-convict nobody will hire.
Yeah, this was just a little bag-of-powder joke me and the guys like to pull, heh."
Paris, because she'd never frighten someone like that just for fun.
Having been subject to enough 'random'* searches - I can assure you that even the higher ups in the TSA are idiots. I think that this might go all the way to the Homeland (in)Security.
* Random in that my kids and wife laugh every time they fly with me cause they know that I will get 'randomly' picked for extra screening. My kids even started videoing things until a few years ago when it was banned. (It was close to 100% for a while - and I fly 50 to 80k miles a year.)
* Random cause I look Arab (or Jewish) and have a beard.
In Japan the airport sometimes has luggage with marijuana inside to test the sniffer dogs.
The luggage was always something that did belong to the airport until one very clever airport employee (look for the oxymoron here) decided to plant a bag of marijuana in the luggage of a passenger without informing the passenger of course.
And then they couldn't find it.
Japan: the modern third world country
WTF because that happens a lot around here
I am all for freedom of speech, but for the time being cracking jokes about bombs and carrying bags of sugar/talc in hand luggage is not funny due to the fact that their are too many nutters around who will follow the letter of the law and next thing you're off to Gitmo. In a 20 years time, we may be able to look back find it funny, but for the moment, best keep your jokes to places where they can be appreciated. Jokes involving terrorism and airports, while in an airport, is not a very good idea right now.
No doubt this fscking ID10T suffers from "s--- for brains syndrome".
He should have been taken to Gitmo and waterboarded; then fired (assuming he survived).
Now that I think about it, a good and proper waterboarding just may cure his ailment. A judicious application of water at a high pressure and volume up his arse would do the trick.
Put what looks like a real bomb in is car Then put bunch of hate literature in the car . Call the cops aa say he wants to kill the president . Sure the cops might figure it out, maybe. But while he is getting raked over the coals and his life destroyed, call him up and said dude its just a joke.
When a violinist handed his violin case over and said, clearly, "it's NOT a gun". The guy was arrested (by a team of sub-machine-gun-toting SWAT members, no less); taken to the closest holding cells and interrogated for hours.
He was eventually fined - heavily - and released (after spending the night in jail). Their excuse? "You don't play jokes with security". Rightly so, maybe a tad overboard though.
How is this incident any different? Actually.. it is, but it is WORSE since the TSA clearly plant things in people's bags for fun.
Yeah, gotta love the land of the "free"....
c'mon you lot, can you imagine what her face must have been like?
yeah boarder rent-a-cop types are a pain but thats because at the begining of the decade they went from being desk clerk loosers to gun toting protectors of freedom. Finding one with a sense of humor is refreshing. Now we can only hope that word spreads to all of the analy fixated scum that abuse their newly found positions of power that its not on!
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