The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the agency that operates United States airport security. In its latest quarterly report, it reveals their strangest confiscated items from 2021.
The “tsa confiscated knives” is a story that has been making the rounds on social media. The TSA revealed some of the strangest items they have confiscated from passengers in 2021.
Many of us have been guilty of forgetting to carry an over-three-ounce container of some kind of toiletry and been detained at an airport security checkpoint because, say, our contact solution was possibly harmful.
Then there are others who try to get contraband past the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on purpose—some efforts are embarrassingly poor, while others just demonstrate utter misunderstanding of the laws.
In a quick Twitter video this week, the TSA released their list of the agency’s ‘Top 10 Catches of 2021.’
It’s finally here! “The Top 10 TSA Caught in 2021!” Our police discovered some very weird products, ranging from bear spray to meth-rritos. As they took to the air again, they worked hard to keep passengers safe. What would be your first choice for a catch? Please let us know! pic.twitter.com/3o2zQs5IrC #TSATop10
TSA (@TSA) 10 January 2022
The goal is to enhance public awareness about what goods are forbidden from being taken onto planes, but it’s also funny. Avatars accompany photos of the seized objects and accompanying witticisms, whose eyerolls, facepalms, and laughs depict likely responses to seeing such items in someone’s luggage.
According to CNN, the TSA said, “Our agents discovered some very bizarre goods.” “As they took to the skies again, they worked hard to keep passengers safe.”
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TSA’s Top Ten Most Oddball Detentions in 2021:
1. New Orleans International – Chainsaw “You’re not going to fool us.”
Sacramento International has a wine-bottle holder styled like a pair of weapons. “Please don’t make the same mistakes as this traveler.”
3. Syracuse Hancock International Fireworks “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this isn’t a good idea.”
4. Reagan Washington National Airport – Machete “Talk about a drab concept.”
Bear spray is available at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. “It is definitely not a bear need for your travel.”
Harrisburg International has a meat cleaver. “Bringing something past security isn’t a brilliant idea.”
Honolulu International has a belt buckle featuring an inlaid handgun. “How’s our to-do list doing thus far?” Hopefully better than this passenger’s clothes.”
Hobby International’s meth-filled burrito is number eight. “With this one, you won’t be able to rush past security.”
Newark Liberty International has an old-timey handgun. “Is it worth a mug shot for your one shot?”
10. Bullets hidden in a deodorant stick – Atlantic City International “I’m sure this passenger was sweating bullets.”