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Mass. Woman Says TSA Confiscated Frosted Cupcake

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says an airport security officer in Las Vegas confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk.

Peabody (PEE’-buh-dee) resident Rebecca Hains says the Transportation Security Administration agent took her cupcake, telling her its frosting was “gel-like” enough to violate TSA policies.

The TSA has restrictions on taking liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.

Hains says she had passed through security at Boston’s Logan International Airport with two cupcakes packaged in jars. But she says she was stopped Wednesday on her return from Las Vegas with one of them.

TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said Friday the agency is reviewing the situation. He says passengers are allowed to take cakes and cupcakes through checkpoints.

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  • Bill Fisher

    The brave workers of TSA, protecting us from cupcakes, shampoo and incontinent old ladies. This agency is a disgrace that employs criminals and misfits.

    The stupidity and belligerence just doesn’t seem to stop with these idiots. If they’re not stealing from passengers, they’re strip searching them, groping their kids or harassing them. TSA needs to be shut down and anyone who voted to fund them driven out of office.

    TSA Crimes & Abuses

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