September 30, 2006

Milwaukee Passenger Detained over "idiot" barb

IAG:
A Wisconsin man who wrote "Kip Hawley is an Idiot" on a plastic bag containing toiletries said he was detained at an airport security checkpoint for about 25 minutes before authorities concluded the statement was not a threat.

Ryan Bird, 31, said he wrote the comment about Hawley -- head of the Transportation Security Administration -- as a political statement. He said he feels the TSA is imposing unreasonable rules on passengers while ignoring bigger threats.
Posted by James Zellmer at September 30, 2006 9:16 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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