Pinata a security risk, Air Canada tells father

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/03/20/pinata-a-security-risk-air-canada-tells-father

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    A Nova Scotia man has accused Air Canada of taking its security precautions too far after airline officials took away a colourful pinata he had purchased for his daughter on a trip to Mexico.
    A disappointed Robert Braunschweig said he purchased the animal-shaped pinata -- made from papier mache -- at a Pearson Airport gift shop after arriving March 13 on an Air Canada flight from Mexico.
    Braunschweig said the item was taken from his bag by a flight attendant as he boarded a connecting Air Canada flight to Nova Scotia. She claimed the item was a threat to security.

    http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/03/20/pinata-a-security-risk-air-canada-tells-father
     
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    I traveled with 1 in February. It wasn't a threat to DL then!!
     
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    It's odd that security was fine with it, but it was taken away by the FA. ??
     
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    Not odd. The FA had a kid having a birthday. (Where is my tin foil hat?)
     
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    No need to stop at the party store on the way home. LOL:D
     
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    Maybe it's a Trojan Horse?? ;)
     
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    And the Canadian Secret Service wrestled the pinata to the ground.....
     
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