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Cops Bust Guy Trying to Smuggle Iguana Into Court

Look what showed up on the X-ray machine
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2016 8:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Boulder County Justice Center allows service animals into the building, but security guards drew the line when someone tried to sneak his pet iguana through the X-ray machine. Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield tells the Daily Camera that security staff caught the reptile as it passed through the machine Friday. The pet's owner was turned away and waited outside for his friends to come out of the courthouse.

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The sheriff's department tweeted an X-ray image of the iguana, or at least its skeletal outline, inside a bag, along with this helpful warning: "At the Justice Center only service animals are allowed. No iguanas...even if it goes through the X-ray machine." Haverfield says people have tried to sneak dogs, cats, and mice into the building, reports the AP. "Unfortunately, it is not the first time someone tried to put an animal through the X-ray," she said. "Sometimes people do put through strange things in there." (Read more iguana stories.)

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