TSA Agents Confiscate Professor’s Cupcake

A woman who just flew back home from Las Vegas says an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk.

Rebecca Hains said the Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport took her cupcake Wednesday, telling her its frosting was enough like a gel to violate TSA restrictions on allowing liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.

“I just thought this was terrible logic,’’ Hains said Friday.

Hains, who lives in Peabody, just north of Boston, said the agent didn’t seem concerned that the cupcake could actually be explosive, just that it fit some bureaucratic definition about what was prohibited. She said he even offered to let her eat it away from the airport security area.

Read full article: http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-24/news/30555105_1_cupcake-tsa-airport-security

 

Seriously? These TSA agents are simply abusing the power they have been given. It’s a FACT that they are simply people with no special training that have been given “badges”. In fact, lawmakers are trying to have their badges and powers stripped! If passed and signed by the president, the bill would prohibit TSA employees from using the title “officer” and wearing uniforms with badges unless they have received federal law enforcement training.

Personally, I haven’t flown since the late 90’s. I haven’t had any need to fly but my kids have wanted to go on an airplane for some time now. I refuse to take them because complete strangers will be groping them not to mention they may be subjected to potentially cancer-causing screening devices. RADIATION = CANCER. When you go to the radiologist and they have you put that lead shield on, it’s for a reason!

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