The gun was discovered by TSA in the Fort Lauderdale, Fl airport.
The Transportation Security Administration was in for a surprise with this one!
Employees at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport found a handgun stuffed inside of a raw chicken—yep, you heard that right—a raw chicken.
The official TSA Instagram account shared a photo of the unbelievable incident on Monday with a caption full of chicken puns.
"There’s a personal fowl here… The plot chickens as we barrel our way closer to Thanksgiving. For us, it’s a time to be thankful that our officers are always working around the cluck to keep you safe," the caption hilariously read.
"Take for instance this “hen you believe it?” find at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We hate to beak it to you here, but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time. This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy, and obviously unsupervised. The only roast happening here is this poor packing choice!"
They finished the caption off by stating, "Feather you like it or not, there are rules for traveling with guns and ammunition. So, don’t wing it; roost over the proper packaging info through the link in our bio."
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"Well, that’s an interesting ingredient for the stuffing," one user quipped in the comments.
Another user kept the puns coming, writing, "What a baste of time 😂😂😂😂😂"
The rules on the TSA website explicit note, "meat, seafood, and other non-liquid food items are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags," while unloaded firearms are only allowed to be transported in checked bags, but they must be declared on the ticket counter and packed in a locked hard-sided container. In this case, a chicken is not the appropriate container.
The traveler who attempted to smuggle the gun through security has not been revealed, and it's unclear if charges were filed at this time.