Almost makes the TSA look competent (key word there is “almost”).
Via Daily Mail:
A three-year-old boy learnt the harsh reality of airport security after having his Minion toy gun confiscated because officials said it posed ‘a threat’.
Toddler Leo Fitzpatrick was left distraught after being told he could not take the toy with him while trying to board a flight from Dublin Airport with his family on Saturday.
The airport said toy guns – especially those with a trigger mechanism – are on the prohibited items list.
Leo was travelling home from a trip to see his mother’s family in Dublin when his Minion Fart Blaster toy showed up on the airport’s x-ray machine.
Officials asked his mother Daire, 25, to empty his backpack and revealed the plastic megaphone toy, which lights up and makes rude noises when the trigger is pulled.
The family, from Nottingham, were then left bemused when security officials said it posed a risk and had to be seized under rules governing replica weapons.
I bought one of these for my kids when they first came out and I have to admit, ended up regretting that decision.