Denver Airport Security Didn’t Think These Wedding Favors Were ‘The Bomb’2 min read
A couple carrying their wedding favors through the Denver International Airport ended up sparking an evacuation after the bottles in their bags were mistaken for explosives.
Because the bride and groom, who were not named in reports, both had names starting with “T,” their wedding favors were labeled as “TNT,” according to The Huffington Post. (Get it? T and T?)
But the Transportation Security Administration agent at the X-ray monitor saw the wax and fuses on the bottles and, upon seeing “TNT” in bold letters on the sides, halted the couple and their belongings.
TSA officials wound up evacuating the airport for about 20 minutes while bomb specialists were called in. Ultimately, they found that the glass bottles only contained bath salts and were harmless.
The incident, which took place on Sept. 22, was documented on the TSA’s Instagram account.
Each year, an average of 2.4 million weddings are celebrated in the United States, many of which are destination weddings. That can result in traveling with favors and other supplies, so brides and grooms need to be careful about what they’re bringing on-board.
The TSA Instagram politely reminded couples to be careful about what they pack.
“Be mindful of what you’re traveling with and what it might appear as on an X-ray monitor,” the post said.
The social media account rose to popularity for documenting other confiscated items, many of which are actual weapons. The TSA Instagram has around 346,000 followers, who get to see the guns, knives, mace, brass knuckles, and even axes and grenades that the agents confiscate.
Forbes.com says that the TSA has confiscated a record number of firearms so far in 2015. So far, there have been 1,898 guns confiscated at all TSA checkpoints this year — and there are still three months left to go.
Reports don’t mention whether the couple was charged with any crime for bringing hoax bombs aboard.
As Consumerist.com said, “Congratulations to you, T and T, may your marriage be explosively happy. Just don’t fly with fake bombs anymore.”