TSA Stops Woman Over Gun-Shaped Shoes

Brittany M. Hughes | March 2, 2016
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Forgetting to take out your laptop at an airport security checkpoint is understandable. But airport security actually stopped a woman at Baltimore-Washington International Airport over the weekend due to what appears to be an oddly questionable -- and entirely avoidable -- fashion statement.

According to TSA, the woman attempted to pass through security with a pair of high heels made (somewhat) in the shape of a gun, along with a bracelet made of bullets, stowed in her carry-on bag.

KTLA5 reports the woman was stopped because TSA does not allow replica weapons past airport checkpoints. From the report:

The unidentified traveler had a pair of gun-themed shoes and bracelets in one of her carry-on bags, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said.

“We do not permit replica guns or ammunition past checkpoints,” Farbstein says. “She was advised that she could put them in a checked bag.”

The woman returned to the airline counter and tried to get the shoes and bracelets checked, Farbstein said, but it was too late. The traveler returned to the checkpoint “and left the shoes and bracelets with TSA in order to catch her flight.”

Considering the fact that TSA at most airports makes you remove your flip-flops and dump out your bottle of Aquafina before heading to your gate, we’re still trying to figure out what this woman was thinking when she packed this particular footwear to take on a plane.

What do you thin

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