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Woman stopped by US airport for wearing gun-shaped heels

Washington: A woman traveller wearing a pair of gun-shaped high heels and carrying two bracelets that were lined with realistic-looking bullets in her carry-on bag was stopped by US airport officials and had to delay her flight to abandon the 'dangerous items' after security agents spotted them.

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

Representative image. Getty Images

Representative image. Getty Images

"Shoes and bracelets that are less than ideal to wear or bring to a @TSA checkpoint. These delayed a traveler at BWI," Farbstein tweeted.

"Friendly reminder from ?@TSA: Realistic replica firearms and ammunition are not permitted past TSA checkpoints," she said.

Farbstein said the woman was told she could put the items in her checked bags, but she chose instead to abandon the shoes at the airport and bracelets in order to board a flight.

No charges were filed against the unnamed woman, CBS Balitmore reported.

Meanwhile, the manufacturer of the gun-shaped high heels is looking for the unnamed owner who had to surrender her shoes to the TSA agents.

The shoe manufacturer, Pleaser USA, announced on their Twitter page that they are searching for the shoe owner.

"Please contact so we can reunite you with a FREE pair of Bondgirl shoes for having to forfeit yours in lieu of missing your flight," the company says.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the largest of three major airports serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States, the other two being Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
and Washington Dulles International Airport.


Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 18:36 PM

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