As we all know by now, when you are at the airport, you have to go through a lot of different checkpoints and screenings before you even get near the gate. Luckily, this traveler discovered that the airport security will stop everything when they see something unusual. Airport security workers see all sorts of things when they scan bags belonging to travelers. From clothing to books and devices, TSA workers see all sorts of different things when they look at the X-ray scan of the bag. However, some TSA workers were left stunned when they scanned a bag and found ‘something unusual’ trapped inside because the traveler was trying to sneak it onto the plane.
When the TSA employees scanned a bag and found a living dog trapped inside, they were stunned (SEE PHOTO)! The traveler was detained and issued a citation by the Sheriff’s Department for violating the state law. The animal was removed from the bag and placed in the care of County Animal Services until they could locate its owner. This incident serves as a reminder that airport security is there to keep us safe and secure but also to ensure that travelers are not trying to smuggle any animals or other prohibited items onto planes.
So if you’re ever tempted to try sneaking something past the TSA, think twice – you never know what they might find! And remember: it’s always best to stay on the right side of the law when traveling. TSA officials shared information about the dog in the bag via a Tweet posted to Twitter on December 6, 2022. They wrote:
“A dog was accidentally sent through the X-ray @MSN_Airport this week. When traveling with any animal, notify your airline & know their rules. At the checkpoint, remove your pet from the bag and send all items, including the empty carrier, to be screened in the machine.” The TSA group also shared information about how to properly take a pet on a plane. They updated their followers on Twitter with information about what to do “If you think your pet will attempt an escape.” The answer is to “ask to speak with a supervisor before removing the animal. Alternative screening options may be available.”