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10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

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Stuffed Animals Stuffed With Guns

This dad thought it would be a clever move to hide his gun in his child's stuffed bear. Transportation Security Agency
This dad thought it would be a clever move to hide his gun in his child's stuffed bear. Transportation Security Agency

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If you think navigating the airport security scrum by yourself is difficult, try doing it with a gaggle of small children. As you fold up strollers and herd wandering toddlers out of the full-body scanner, it's fair to ask if kids really need the same security scrutiny as adults.

And then you hear about this guy.

A traveler at T.F. Green Airport in Providence, R.I., tried to smuggle a disassembled handgun through security by hiding the weapon's three separate components inside his toddler's two stuffed bears and a Mickey Mouse doll. The .40-caliber firearm was one in stuffed animal , the magazine with two rounds and a firing pin was in a second one, while the third critter held the slide [source: Burns]. Nice one, dad. I hope you get out of jail in time for his preschool graduation.

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