Brits stop Canadian from boarding plane with wee toy solider

$300 figurine “a threat to security”: Gatwick Airport

A Canadian tourist leaving Gatwick Airport in England says a toy-sized solider figurine was taken away from her by security because it featured a 10-cm-long replica rifle. “They told me it was a gun and that I was not allowed to take it on the plane,” Julie Lloyd, a 60-year-old Oakville, Ont. woman told the National Post. A security supervisor concurred that it was a threat and suggested she mail the $300 souvenir back to Canada instead. When the slit in the airport’s post boxes proved too small for the parcel, one of the security officials offered to mail it from a post office later in the day. She accepted, but is now calling for better training of airport staff.

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Brits stop Canadian from boarding plane with wee toy solider

  1. it appears that Canada isn't the only country that hires idiots as airport security guards

  2. it appears that Canada isn't the only country that hires idiots as airport security guards

    • Boy, I'll say!

  3. Boy, I'll say!

  4. Security personnel aren't the brightest people in society. If they were they wouldn't be security personnel. But this takes a whole new level of idiocy.
    The UK is constantly subjecting people to draconian rules these days in the name of anti-terrorism. It's just to keep people afraid and compliant.
    Pathetic really.

  5. Security personnel aren't the brightest people in society. If they were they wouldn't be security personnel. But this takes a whole new level of idiocy.
    The UK is constantly subjecting people to draconian rules these days in the name of anti-terrorism. It's just to keep people afraid and compliant.
    Pathetic really.

  6. Those little bullets could really sting.

  7. Those little bullets could really sting.

  8. You do have to give Kudos to the Security staff that are going to mail the package for her though…

  9. You do have to give Kudos to the Security staff that are going to mail the package for her though…

    • Agreed!

    • Yup. That would never happen here, at least not at the Halifax Airport (I know from experience).

  10. Reminds you more and more of petty bureaucrats that were the hallmark of Nazi brutality. Pay peanuts and you get monkeys. First time in their lives the losers have a little power and, boy, are they going to use it. Don't fly. Let the airliens to bankrupt. That'll change governments superior attitude.

  11. Reminds you more and more of petty bureaucrats that were the hallmark of Nazi brutality. Pay peanuts and you get monkeys. First time in their lives the losers have a little power and, boy, are they going to use it. Don't fly. Let the airliens to bankrupt. That'll change governments superior attitude.

  12. Airport security: Preventing terrorism one granny at a time.

  13. Airport security: Preventing terrorism one granny at a time.

  14. nerp…any chance of translating this ?

  15. nerp…any chance of translating this ?

  16. Goes to show you truth is stranger than fiction. A figurine is now considered dangerous? I hate to think what will be banned next. A 3 yr old carrying a teddy bear? Ludicrous!

  17. You never can tell……

  18. You never can tell……

  19. Sigsquing, why is that your thread is a porn video….go play some where else Moron………

  20. Sigsquing, why is that your thread is a porn video….go play some where else Moron………

  21. Why was the statue not packed safely in the checked luggage? When flying I see folk trying to take all sorts of weird crap on board, not to mention those who just have to have their suitcase with them and take up a whole overhead bin for themselves. It was a trans Atlantic flight, you weren't their for a one day business meeting, wrap it in your clothes and keep it in the suitcase.
    I've travelled with an axe and a small dagger, but because they were in the hold it was no big deal.

  22. Why was the statue not packed safely in the checked luggage? When flying I see folk trying to take all sorts of weird crap on board, not to mention those who just have to have their suitcase with them and take up a whole overhead bin for themselves. It was a trans Atlantic flight, you weren't their for a one day business meeting, wrap it in your clothes and keep it in the suitcase.
    I've travelled with an axe and a small dagger, but because they were in the hold it was no big deal.

  23. You there! Hands up! I've got this tiny 10 cm rifle! I'm commandeering this plane to fly to Cuba to visit Fidel. I need more cigars.

  24. You there! Hands up! I've got this tiny 10 cm rifle! I'm commandeering this plane to fly to Cuba to visit Fidel. I need more cigars.

  25. I'm wondering: if they considered the toy gun such a real risk that they had to follow real world rules…. did they actually have the foresight to check the toy soldiers I.D. and make sure he had a ticket to board the airplane?

    Regards
    Dave

  26. I'm wondering: if they considered the toy gun such a real risk that they had to follow real world rules…. did they actually have the foresight to check the toy soldiers I.D. and make sure he had a ticket to board the airplane?

    Regards
    Dave

  27. Yup. That would never happen here, at least not at the Halifax Airport (I know from experience).

  28. The security people at the airport are paid not to use common sense but only to follow orders. No guns – means Nooooo guns. Size is not important. Whether it can shoot bullets or not is not important. Sadly, if we want to travel by air we will just have to accept that we now live in this kind of world where common sense no longer matters.

  29. The security people at the airport are paid not to use common sense but only to follow orders. No guns – means Nooooo guns. Size is not important. Whether it can shoot bullets or not is not important. Sadly, if we want to travel by air we will just have to accept that we now live in this kind of world where common sense no longer matters.

  30. Its a method to control all of us, who is in charge of this asylum, the nuts in our government, whom we elect again and again, we get what we deserve, loons telling us that grandma's figurines are dangerous.

  31. Its a method to control all of us, who is in charge of this asylum, the nuts in our government, whom we elect again and again, we get what we deserve, loons telling us that grandma's figurines are dangerous.

  32. solidercomparative of sol·id (Adjective)
    1. Firm and stable in shape; not liquid or fluid: "frozen solid".
    2. Strongly built or made of strong materials; not flimsy or slender: "a solid door".

    sol·dier (sljr)
    n.
    1. One who serves in an army.
    2. An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer.
    3. An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization.
    4.
    a. A sexually undeveloped form of certain ants and termites, having large heads and powerful jaws.
    b. One of a group of honeybees that swarm in defense of a hive.

    Good Lord. You did it twice.

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