Please note. This actually happened. Seriously.
Dublin Airport security officers may have saved passengers from grave danger this week. A woman traveling with a three-year-old child caught the attention of airport TSA types as they were trying to pass through security. Baggage screeners spied a suspicious looking item in a backpack presented by the woman. Screeners demanded the backpack be emptied and a MINION FART BLASTER was confiscated. It was seized as “contraband” due to the fact that it had a “trigger.” Or was it because it made these sounds?
The boy was crushed that he would be leaving Dublin minus the coolest toy in the universe. Even though the item was too dangerous to be allowed on the plane, airport authorities said they would “hang on to it” until it could be retrieved.As the Daily Mail reported, Leo Fitzpatrick’s mother claimed the security official even said his own child had the same toy. She said she thought the security official was just going to take the toy out of the backpack, realize it was a toy and that would be that.
‘But he said “I’m so sorry it’s got a trigger, it doesn’t even look like a toy gun, but because it has a trigger mechanism it is in writing that I have to take it.”
Even though the security officer admitted that his child has the same toy and he was fully aware of its function and the reality of its threat level, he said he was forced to take it away.A spokesman for Dublin Airport said: ‘Toy guns and replica guns are on the prohibited items list and we urge people to check this before they travel.
‘If passengers are carrying prohibited items they must be surrendered in order to continue on their journey.‘While it is unfortunate the Minion toy had to be surrendered it is important to note…[that] we do not make up the security rules but we have to apply them.”
We do indeed live in a crazy mixed-up world where we dare not say the word “Muslim” when talking about a terrorist, but we sure as heck better take away those “Fart Blasters.”
[Note: This article was written by Ashley Edwardson]