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Jan 27, 2011

Airport Security Decides 3-Inch Toy Gun Is a Weapon

This itty bitty plastic rifle was recently declared a "firearm" by airport security officials at Gatwick Airport. Which I guess makes the toy soldier it had been attached to an enemy combatant?

Ken Lloyd and his wife were transporting the figurine across country lines after having purchased it at the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Garrison. Officials removed the rifle but let the soldier pass:

Lloyd said his wife had demanded "a reality check".

"The antenna was individually scanned as suspect and as the figurine's SA80 rifle was pulled from the box, the security search officer contacted her supervisor," he said.

The security personnel gave the three-inch bit of plastic back to Mrs. Lloyd, who promptly stuffed it in an envelope and mailed it back home—but not before the airport's customer service department X-rayed the package to make sure there were no very tiny bullets along for the ride.



21 comments:

Leo said...

Wow...the airport security really pisses me off. The people in the States have it worse
Leo,
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chrischaos said...

CAVITY SEARCH!! i bet that kid got his ass beat

Guy Movie Blogger said...

LOL. Poor Britain. Back in the day they used to be badasses. Now, they've been wimped into submission

lefthandedstraw said...

lol @ chrischaos: nice try bringing that gun on the plane, time for a thorough cavity search kid.

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Snickelsox said...

Fucking dumb...

Kate said...

wow... that's just the stupidest thing ever.

Pawawanpi said...

Really? REALLY?!
Gosh... That's kind sad, it's just a toy...

Doo said...

OH come on!!!! Sad

Mr Jheez said...

LMFAO!!!!!... still SA80 is a beautiful gun!...

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and then there was METAL said...

oh damn, that sucks. "tommy i told u to leave it at home"

Mario said...

that's pretty dumb.

Zombie said...

oh wow... I got nothing to say for this poor guy... just wow. lol.

tempotonic said...

Common sense really is not common these days -_-

The Liquor Guy said...

You could hijack a toy plane with that. I do see some logic...

erics said...

terrorists have gotten the best of us and have now made us more paranoid than ever.

mrecan said...

lol what the hell is wrong with these people

MRanthrope said...

figures. =/

Al Frances said...

It's pretty stupid, but you have to wonder why one would bring a fake gun on a plane. Security are notorious for being oversensitive imbeciles.

Mr. Insanium said...

nothing like british custom officials to over react!

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

From the people who run the National Health Service.

NeedlessToSay said...

Fucking retarded