ORLANDO, Fla. – Yes, you read the headline correctly.
Transportation Security Administration agents recently intercepted a raw whole chicken with a handgun shoved inside, according to a post on social media.
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TSA officials said the gun was found at a security checkpoint at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Photos posted online show a raw chicken in sealed plastic.
There’s a personal fowl here. Our officers @FLLFlyer made this very raw find. We hate to break it to you but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time. So, don’t wing it, you'll find all the proper packaging info here: https://t.co/Zm2XnorDx7 pic.twitter.com/BpdbEwwouX— TSA (@TSA) November 7, 2022
Once cut open, the photos show the firearm wrapped inside a bag inside the chicken with part of the handle sticking out.
It is unclear if the gun was loaded or if the gun’s owner is facing criminal charges.
According to TSA guidelines, the agency could impose civil penalties exceeding $10,000.
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