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Cupcake a 'security risk'

2011-12-24 08:42

Peabody - A woman says an airport security officer in Las Vegas confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be explosive.

Rebecca Hains tells WCVB-TV the Transportation Security Administration agent took her cupcake, telling her its frosting was "gel-like" enough to constitute a security risk. The TSA has restrictions on taking liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.

Hains says she had passed through security at Boston's Logan International Airport with two cupcakes packaged in jars. But she says she was stopped Wednesday on her return from Las Vegas with one of them.

TSA spokesman Nico Melendez says the agency is reviewing the situation. He says passengers are allowed to take cakes and cupcakes through checkpoints.

Comments
  • steven.m.armour - 2011-12-24 09:45

    what next?

      Mike - 2011-12-24 11:35

      hahahah America the land of the free! What a joke, imbecilic, who in their right mind comes up this? Idiocracy.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-24 11:35

      The security officers brain was frosted

  • Brian - 2011-12-24 09:46

    America is a sick and fearful country. All this paranoia has been brought about through fear of reprisals for their high-handed attitude to other countries in the world. But even this level of paranoia is laughable when a cup-cake is confiscated because of a perceived explosives threat. I wonder if the security people had the courage to eat it? Especially considering that it was iced with an gel-like icing that "looked like an explosive"! America ...... stop being so damned stupid!!!!!

  • brenda.t.coetzee - 2011-12-24 09:46

    I think he is a South African security guard on an exchance visa. LOL

  • Nick - 2011-12-24 10:24

    Lol at American Paranoia

  • Yolandi Isabella Kruger - 2011-12-24 15:42

    Hey I wonder what will happen if I bake cupcakes with Jujus face on and pass through JFK? Might get the death sentence lol

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