TSA Finds Gun-Stuffed Mickey Mouse In Four-Year-Old's Luggage

The TSA does so many ham-fisted pat-downs of seemingly undeserving innocents that it's easy enough to think of its agents as big ol' bullies. Then they find gun parts hidden inside a four-year-old's stuffed animals, and you realise they're big ol' bullies who have a pretty good point.

The frame of a .40 calibre gun frame. A loaded magazine. A firing pin. Those are among the weapons parts that were discovered inside the carry-on baggage of a very young child at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport. Or, more precisely, inside the bear, rabbit and Mickey Mouse stuffed animals the kid had brought to entertain himself during the two-hour flight to Detroit. They were, not surprisingly, discovered by the X-ray machine.

The father reportedly denies any knowledge of how gun parts came to be stashed in his kid's toys, and it doesn't seem that anyone's asked the kid (although given the kickback on a .40 calibre it's safe to assume a four-year-old would probably be packing something a little lighter). And while Rhode Island Airport Police Chief Leo Messier reports that the endeavour was part of a "domestic dispute" — one that was presumably not improved by the discovery and confiscation of the aggrieved party's weaponry — father and son were allowed to continue onto their flight.

So here's the takeaway from all of this. Kids, you're on notice. Stuffed animals, you too. Dads, if you try to sneak a gun onto a plane, do it in the most adorable way possible, and you won't even miss your flight. TSA, good work. Now back to the old ladies. [CNN, CBS]



    Domestic dispute eh? As in "I'll stash some gun parts in the kid's toys so the bastard gets arrested"?

      It's one way to get free baby-sitting I suppose.

      I wouldn't put it past some people

    probably planted by the TSA so they can justify their pedophile practices

    +1 to wsDK_II

    Would this not have been discovered by a normal airport x-ray machine?

      Did you read the article? It says "They were, not surprisingly, discovered by the X-ray machine."

    Right. So the old technology, rather than the new invasive and over-the-top measures, is what detected this.. uh huh..

    " they’re big ol’ bullies who have a pretty good point. "
    Not really as it wasn't them what did the finding. As pointed out above, it was the same old tried and tested, non invasive, non junk touching methods is what done the trick.
    The idiots then let the dude go? People get thrown off of planes just for saying the word bomb, but this bloke actually drags guns into the airport and is allowed to "carry on" ??
    WTF TSA??

    So they just let them walk free? After trying to smuggle a gun onto a plane? Have I missed something? lol

    "Good point"? Are you fucking serious? I don't even care to be constructive anymore, you've shit-for-brains!

    "you realise they’re big ol’ bullies who have a pretty good point." what so the ends justifies the means. So your saying its alright to sexually molest and abuse kids so long as its for the "(ur) greater good"?

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