Transportation Security Administration workers can face real danger, as was demonstrated during the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last month.
Still, confiscating a sock monkey's sidearm? Washington state resident Phyllis May told Seattle's King5.com that she was chastised by a TSA agent over the fact that her stuffed sock monkey (name: Rooster Monkburn, a takeoff on Rooster Cogburn of "True Grit" fame) carried a toy pistol.
May told King5.com that she and her husband were going through security at St. Louis International Airport when a TSA agent held up one of her bags and asked who it belonged to.
May, who sells customized sock monkeys online, told the agent it belonged to her. That's then things took a turn for the surreal.
“She said, 'This is a gun,’ ” said May. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.”
“She said if I held it up to your neck, you wouldn’t know if it was real or not, and I said, 'Really?’ ” said May.
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