The US Transportation Security Administration has its own Instagram account. There, most frequently asked question is “What can I bring?” Let’s take a look at, what kinds of odd things Americans are trying to bring on board.
In 2010 a man bypassed security at the Newark Airport to kiss his girlfriend goodbye. The entire terminal was shut down for 7 hours and the man became known as “Airport Romeo.”
A student was arrested for stripping down to his underwear in Richmond International Airport revealing the Fourth Amendment written on his chest. Charges against him have been dropped and law enforcement officers are now required to take a two-hour class on the First and Fourth amendments.
In 2002, a 86 year old man was held 45 min at the airport due to a strange metal item in his pocket that TSA couldn’t understand – it was a Medal of Honor.
A man who possesses the world’s largest penis, at 13.5 inches, was questioned by TSA agents regarding the bulge in his pants. The agents were skeptical, but eventually let him on his plane after a more thorough patdown. He thought the experience was “amusing”.
In the past 9 years of its existence, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) hasn’t caught any terrorists.