If shoes could kill: Woman delayed by TSA over gun-shaped high heels

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 1, 2016 at 8:53 AM

BALTIMORE, March 1 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration said a traveler in Maryland was delayed due to a pair of shoes with realistic-looking guns for high heels.

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said the female traveler at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was delayed for an unspecified amount of time Saturday when agents discovered the gun shoes in her carry-on bag.

The woman was also traveling with two bracelets that were lined with realistic-looking bullets.

"Shoes and bracelets that are less than ideal to wear or bring to a @TSA checkpoint. These delayed a traveler at BWI," the spokeswoman wrote on Twitter.

"Friendly reminder from ‪@TSA: Realistic replica firearms and ammunition are not permitted past TSA checkpoints," Farbstein tweeted.

Farbstein said the woman was told she could put the items in her checked bags, but she chose instead to abandon the shoes and bracelets in order to make her flight on time.

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