# TSA: Woman tried to bring stun gun on plane in NYC

Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by PhlyingRPh, Jan 1, 2012.  |  Print Topic

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Not a lot of details, but a woman appears to have accidentally tried to take a flashlight/stun gun in her carry on bag and rather than being told to "check it or lose it" is arrested. I wonder why this individual was not given that option? What made her different that it was necessary to arrest her? I wonder what it could be?

I selected the Yahoo! version of this story, not for it's journalistic prowess, but because I suspect the combination of TSA + Stun Gun + Chinese student in America will provide some interesting post-script comments...

http://news.yahoo.com/tsa-woman-tried-bring-stun-gun-plane-nyc-162132825.html

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A combination of Logic, math and a disrupted sleep pattern have resulted in the following calculations on my part...

1) There are 2 million airline pax per day in the US
2) 20% of the population are idiots (via Paretto). 400,000 idiots are flying in the US on any given day
3) 2 Guns caught per day corresponds to 0.0001% of flyers and 0.0005% of the "idiot" cohort

Either the TSA is not catching enough of the guns passing through their checkpoints, or idiots are forgetting to pack them in their hand luggage.

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Bolding mine: This is a trick question, right?

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