5 Weirdest Things TSA Found in 2017

Satan's pizza cutter?
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 9:17 AM CST

While many travelers fret about whether they've exceeded the TSA limits for liquids in their carry-on luggage or whether they mistakenly packed their e-cigarettes in their checked bags (not allowed), others saunter right up to security checkpoints and baggage drop-offs with what the TSA calls "more offbeat items." The agency has compiled a short clip of the weirdest things its agents found in 2017, both in checked and carry-on luggage, and it's hard to imagine anyone would think these things would clear security. Here, the top five, which includes a scythe in a carry-on bag:

  1. Festively wrapped narcotics (checked bag); LAX
  2. Replica rifle umbrella (carry-on); Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
  3. Bone knife (carry-on); Baltimore–Washington International Airport
  4. "Satan's pizza cutter" (carry-on); Honolulu International Airport
  5. Scythe (carry-on); John Wayne Airport-Orange County
Check out the video to see more oddities that turned up. Not on the list but getting in just under the wire last month: a dead cougar. (Read more TSA stories.)

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