The TSA posted to social media on Monday that agents working in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport found a gun smuggled in a raw chicken.
Photos showed the bird’s carcass with a gun that was wrapped inside of a plastic bag inside of the chicken.
“We hate to break it to you here, but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time,” the TSA commented. “This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy, and obviously unsupervised.”
Fresh and cooked meats are allowed in carry-on bags as well as checked luggage. They can be packed with ice or ice packs, but it needs to be solid. If melted it can’t go through.
Bringing a Thanksgiving dinner through security is also allowed. If you’re bringing a gun, it needs to be in a locked, hard-sided container and can only be checked luggage. Firearms and ammunition needs to be checked at the counter.
In Florida 700 people have taken guns to security checkpoints this year, with 120 being intercepted at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Almost all had been loaded and had ammunition in the chamber. These passengers have been arrested or given notices to appear in court. A civil penalty as high as $13,910 can be given.
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