Is Woody From 'Toy Story' A Terrorist? Airport Security Thinks So.
Airport security is supposed to keep guns off of planes. But this particular gun confiscation doesn't make me feel any safer.
Traveler John Hazen was on his way back to Los Angeles when he was stopped by security officials at London's Heathrow airport and told there was a problem with his baggage. Before you could say "Somebody's poisoned the waterhole," Hazen claims security personnel pulled out his Woody (from Toy Story, sicko) doll, and confiscated the character's side arm.
As you can see from the photo above, the toy gun is about half the size of an adult's thumb, and has no moving parts. So unless Mr. Hazen was planning on sneaking the toy into the pilot's food with the intention of choking him to death, confiscating this "weapon" was remarkably stupid, even by airport security standards.
As mentioned above, this incident took place in London, so at least we can't blame the TSA. And even a Heathrow Airport official, who would not confirm the incident, said such actions would be “a bit overzealous,” which is the proper British way of saying "f*cking ridiculous."
At any rate, at least Mr. Hazen wasn't trying to board the plane with an Aladdin doll, or he'd probably be on a one-way trip to Guantanamo right now.