Dublin Airport seized a Minion ''fart gun'' from a toddler, called it a security risk
We all might roll our eyes at airport security, but the truth is they're doing a job and trying to keep us all safe.
Sure, it might be a pain to separate liquids into a bag and having to go through scanners and so forth, but it's all to put your mind at ease. However, Dublin Airport's security might have taken it one step too far.
When passing through security at the airport, a Minion fart gun - seen below - was seized from a young toddler and taken away. The security officers claimed it was a 'threat' and took the toy gun away from the child.
The tweet below was posted by Paula Morrin, a friend of the toddler's mother, Daire Fitzpatrick.
Daire Fitzpatrick was returning to Ireland from the UK with her son, Leo. However, when she and Leo went through security at Dublin, the security officers demanded that the boy hand over the Minion-themed fart blaster. Because, let's face it, nobody likes stinky farts on a long-haul flight.
In a Facebook post, Daire explained that the trigger mechanism was against policy and had to be removed.
Paula has since demanded that Dublin Airport security return the toy to Leo as he's no doubt heartbroken without it. Dublin Airport responded to her tweet, saying that she should contact the DAA on her return and go from there.
Look, we may dislike Minions and think they're downright annoying, but that's no reason to take away a child's toy. It may have something to do with a certain terrorising Minion, however.
Story by Brian Lloyd | 16:49 | Saturday 15th August 2015 | Trending
FFS there are worse things that can happen, why the **** were you bringing an item that makes noise onto a plane in the first place?Posted 00:51 | Sun 16th Aug 2015
Saving the world one fart at a time while REAL criminals laugh their asses off and pass right through. Same thing happened on a cruise a few years back. They took an obviously toy gun away from a 6 year old, but let my swiss army knife go through without a comment.Posted 03:03 | Sun 16th Aug 2015
Such a joke. I brought a real AK47 on a flight to London yesterday with no problem. I did have the bullets in a separate bag so it was all ok.Posted 18:27 | Sun 16th Aug 2015
Demand a receipt. At least in the USAlund because of the absence of any accountability for confiscated items (basically they become free stuff for airport employees) no one in airport security wants to leave a paper trail that can hold them responsible. Be polite, be reasonable, and firmly require a piece of paper showing what was taken by whom, when, why and signed by both the person seizing the item and their supervisor. You will then be allowed to take your item on the plane.Posted 20:44 | Sun 16th Aug 2015
I'd imagine this toy was taken away for the sanity of everyone the boy encounters in the airport and on the flight! What were the parents thinking letting him bring such a noisy toy onboard? My son has one of these so I know how noisy they are.Posted 13:50 | Mon 17th Aug 2015
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