The authorities noticed that the stitching on a stuffed bear didn’t look right, so they sprang to action and saved the day…
You see, it’s no secret that the Transportation Security Administration is not a popular organization with the traveling public, and for good reason.
Indeed, there was even one such occasion where I was held up simply due to the fact that I had accidentally left a pocket knife in one of the pockets of my laptop carrying case! Stories such as mind are very common nowadays.
Nevertheless, even though the TSA is one of those organizations that we all love to complain about, there are indeed some people who try to bring some oddball stuff through airport security. .
According to her December 28th tweet, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein had posted a photo of a rather innocuous-looking Darth Vader-style Teddy Bear. To most passers-by, this would appear to be nothing more than the latest Christmas present for one lucky child. However, Farbstein soon revealed that something more sinister was afoot, as TSA officials were soon to locate two knives hidden inside the Teddy Bear. The red flag? The bear had very obviously been resewn.
Farbstein noted that this bear belonged to a boy that had been traveling with his money at Philadelphia International Airport. Nevertheless, these TSA agents are always on guard, and it’s a good thing in this case.
After they recovered the knives, they quickly determined that they were nothing more than just ordinary butter knives, and this led to a lot of sarcastic comments online. However, even with a situation like this, it proves a very valuable point.
Even a seemingly mundane object such as a pair of butter knives could cause an injury either accidentally or on purpose.
First of all, one of these knives could have easily pierced the fabric of the teddy bear and injured the child.
Secondly, it’s important to remember that the 9/11 hijackers didn’t use high-capacity firearms to accomplish their nefarious deeds; all they needed were boxcutters.
Finally, this stuffed bear incident highlights just how many ways there are to smuggle a weapon into a crowded airport. It might seem like a hassle to some of us, but thank goodness for these dedicated TSA professionals!