TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.king5.com/news/local/TSA-agent-confiscates-sock-monkeys-toy-pistol-234986321.html

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    Rooster Monkburn" the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis.

    Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. says she is “appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time” about the incident that happened on Dec. 3.

    May has a small business selling unique sock monkey dolls. She says she and her husband were on their way from St. Louis to Sea-Tac and she had a couple of monkeys and sewing supplies with her in a carry-on bag.

    “His pistol was in there,” she says of the sock monkey “Rooster Monkburn,” a take-off on John Wayne character “Rooster Cogburn” from the film “True Grit.”

    May and her husband were going through the screening process when she noticed that one of her bags was missing.

    “And the (TSA agent) held it up and said ‘whose is this?’” she said. “I realized oh, my God this is my bag.”

    May said the TSA agent went through the bag, through the sewing supplies and found the two-inch long pistol.

    Read More: http://www.king5.com/news/local/TSA-agent-confiscates-sock-monkeys-toy-pistol-234986321.html
     
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    And the Secret Service wrestled the sock monkey to the ground....
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't just hire the sock monkey on the spot to be a supervisor.
     
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    Sorry, but supervisory qualifications require a patch over both eyes! ;)
     
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    They couldn't - the sock monkey is overqualified (too intelligent).
     
  6. Bill Hunt

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    Well, the pax WERE protected from the sock monkey!

    Now, the four guys, with turbans, and long beards, wearing ankle-length wool overcoats at PHX in July, and clutching shopping bags in an odd manner? No, they were never questioned, detained, or even screened.

    Gosh, I love the TSA.
     
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