A particular chicken attracted attention after officials at a Florida airport discovered something “fowl” inside it. Normally, when you think of stuffing a bird, you think of bread filling, onions, and seasoning. On Monday, the Transportation Security Administration announced on social media that one of its agents had discovered a gun concealed inside a raw chicken at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Pictures of the desecrated bird carcass revealed that a gun had been stuffed inside of it and was wrapped in a plastic bag. The TSA stated, “We hate to break it to you, but packing a gun in your holiday bird for travel is just a waste of time. “This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy, and obviously unsupervised.”
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) states that both fresh and cooked meats are allowed in carry-on bags and checked baggage. The meats can be packed with ice or ice packs, but the ice or packs must be solid because melted ice or packs won’t pass inspection.
Guns can only be transported as checked luggage, according to the TSA, and must be unloaded and housed in locked, hard-sided containers. Weapons and ammunition must be declared at the ticket counter. TSA reported last week that this year, passengers have brought 700 guns to security checkpoints at airports in Florida alone, with 120 of those coming from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
These weapons were almost all loaded, and the majority of them had rounds in the chamber. Many of the passengers have received arrest warrants or court appearance notifications. These travelers could be subject to a civil fine of up to $13,910, per TSA.