Get a Load of What Some People Have Tried to Sneak Past TSA — Plus, One Odd Item That’s Found on an ‘Almost Weekly Basis’

There are many things that people don’t like about the rules, searches and scans imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, but something that doesn’t get old — as we’ve pointed out before — are its pictures of things people tried to get through checkpoints.

While the TSA clearly posts a list of prohibited items, people either think they can outsmart the system or simply forget — and TSA documents some of the most outlandish things it has found on its Instagram feed.

Here are just a few.

“These knuckle knives were discovered in carry-on bags at the #NewYork Kennedy (#JFK) and #Honolulu (#HNL) International Airports,” TSA wrote.

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“This samurai sword was discovered in a carry-on bag at the #Boston Logan International Airport. As you probably guessed, samurai swords as well as all other types of swords and knives are prohibited from being packed in carry-on bags.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“These utility knife blades were discovered concealed between a #ScoobyDoo greeting card.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“These comb-daggers were discovered in carry-on bags at the #Boston Logan International Airport and the Lambert – #StLouis International Airport, respectively.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“These #batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag at the #Newark Liberty International Airport.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“The key to getting through the checkpoint faster is not to have items like this in your carry-on bags.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“This bejeweled lipstick Taser was discovered [a few months ago] in a carry-on bag at the Detroit (#DTW) International Airport.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“This cane sword was discovered last week at the #Ontario (#ONT) International Airport in California. Cane swords are discovered on an almost weekly basis at #TSA checkpoints across the nation.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“8oz canister of bear mace discovered in a carry-on bag at #Newark, #NewJersey’s EWR airport.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

“This pepper spray gun was discovered in a carry-on bag at the #Chicago #OHare International Airport. One 4 ounce container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage if it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge.”

Image source: TSA/Instagram
Image source: TSA/Instagram

Check out TSA’s Instagram feed to see more.

Each week, TSA also posts on its blog a record of some of the prohibited items that were found. From June 27 through July 2, for example, TSA confiscated 33 firearms, a stun gun cane, octagonal sais, shukos and more.

(H/T: Wired)

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