Subash Gurung and his bag of knives
File this under “what the hell was he thinking?” Last November 3, less than two months after the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, Subash Gurung—a Nepalese international living in the U.S. on a student visa, attempted to board a flight to Omaha with a bag full of knives and one stun gun. His justification? Protection, naturally. Not surprisingly, a judge recently ordered Gurung to undergo a mental competency check.
Being patted down by security woman…. mmmmmmm
Family whose kids were stopped for having toy soldiers with little plastic rifles
In Hollywood, I bought a walk-of-fame star magnet. Security detained me, telling me they believed I had a throwing star. Yeah, my ninja past catching up with me.
Man forced to check prosthetic leg as baggage-the airport provided crutches that would have made even better weapons.
My tiny sewing kit with a teeny scissors was confiscated from my carry-on luggage. Directly across from the gate, moments before boarding, I purchased the exact same sewing kit with the very same scissors from the gift shop in the terminal.
Security officer told me to put my wallet back in my pocket. Then she panicked when I put it back in my pocket. She then told me to give her my wallet and she started trying to bend it. She then told me it was OK to go on in but to calm down in the future.
They said I was too short to be my age and not a midget while checking my shoes.
Woman required to drink breast milk.
Best of Chicago 2002