25 Dec '11, 1am

TSA Confiscates Cupcake Because of Frosting via @Care2

It’s the season for holiday traveling by train, bus and airplane — meaning that, it’s also the season for a story about an incident involving TSA. MSNBC reports that a cupcake (red velvet, packed in an 8-ounce mason jar) was confiscated by a TSA agent at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas from Rebecca Hains, a 35-year-old communications professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, on the grounds that its frosting looked “enough like a gel to violate TSA restrictions on allowing liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.” The cupcake and another one like it, also packed in a Mason jar, had passed through security at Logan International Airport in Boston earlier in the week. Hains informed the Las Vegas agent about the cupcake having cleared security earlier, but was told that the Boston TSA agent had not been doing her or ...

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