Father Put Sex Toys in His Son’s Bag and Sent Him Through Airport Security

A man from New Orleans packed a foot long sex toy and lube in his son’s carry on bag. Then he sent his son through a TSA screening checkpoint. Hijinks ensue.

Notably the TSA screener had a sense of humor about it.

(HT: Rich F.)

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Comments

  1. Didn’t know what he was bringing through security? Doesn’t TSA ask you whether you packed your bag?

    *sad trombone*

  2. One thing we’ve learned is that the “thought leader in travel” will manage to find every last tawdry and titillating story connected with travel, and share it with us. You can be better than this.

  3. I am continually amazed by the number of comments on this site that somehow think using a video camera or still camera at the airport is somehow a crime or banned.

    Kalboz: Here’s the TSA’s site on the subject:
    https://www.tsa.gov/travel/frequently-asked-questions/can-i-film-and-take-photos-security-checkpoint

    The basic rule in the United States is that if you have the right to be where you are, then you have the right to take video of what you see. It’s embedded in the first amendment to our constitution: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of … the press…” (I’ve included only the relevant part.) The first amendment was incorporated against the states via the fourteenth amendment. And the Supreme Court has ruled that information gathering via recording video is a press freedom. And further that the press is not limited to just “professional reporters”.

    Now, as we know, many of the airlines have rules about it. But breaking those rules are not technically crimes. Refusing to stop recording when asked might be, or staying there after you have been asked to leave might be, but the taking of the video itself is likely just a violation of your contract with the airline.

    I should note that you also have to be careful about wire-tapping laws. While it’s OK to capture video, there are tighter restrictions on capturing audio in most places. It’s my understanding that capturing the conversation of others is generally a problem. In many states capturing a conversation you are a party to is not a problem. But in some states you must have the permission of everyone in the conversation. So I would argue against any surreptitious recording.

    So, record video openly and often. And publish!

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