TSA Finds Gun Parts in Stuffed Animals
...and it might be a 'domestic dispute' frame-up
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 1:12 PM CDT
The gun's main frame was inside a bear.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Adventures in TSA screening:

  • Weird: Agents at a Providence, Rhode Island, airport screened a 4-year-old's carry-on bag on Monday and spotted a gun inside. The weapon had been disassembled and hidden in three stuffed animals, reports USA Today.
  • Weirder: Authorities took the gun but let the boy and his dad board their plane to Detroit anyway. Police suspect the man's wife, who was not traveling with them, planted the gun to get her husband in trouble as part of an "ongoing domestic dispute," reports CBS News.
  • Priceless: "The main frame was inside a bear. A magazine loaded with two .40 caliber rounds was inside a bunny, and a firing pin was inside Mickey Mouse." From WHDH in Boston.

 

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