Cat hides in bag for plane ride

Sept. 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman said her cat stowed away in her suitcase for the 10-hour trip to Florida's Walt Disney World, even getting past airport screeners.

Ethel Maze of Circleville said she finished packing Monday morning for the trip to Orlando with her group of 18 disabled veterans and volunteers and Bob-bob, her 14-month-old feline, must have crawled into her bag before it was zipped up, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

Maze, proprietor of the Maze Residential Care Home for disabled veterans, said the purring cat was not discovered until she opened her suitcase at her Orlando hotel.

"We're just wondering how he got through the X-rays without being seen," she said.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said the group's machines "are very sensitive to picking up explosives and other threats to aviation."

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