TSA agents at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport thought they had found a revolver in a passenger’s carry- on bag. After further review it turned out to be a gun-shaped toilet paper holder.
“TSA does not permit travelers to bring real or replica firearms through a checkpoint,” the agency said.
The traveler was given several options: return the item to his vehicle, put it in a checked bag, give it to a friend who wasn’t traveling, or surrender it to TSA. He chose to surrender it, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein told CNN.