Thursday, December 21, 2006

YOUR 15 MINUTES: Bad Grandma!

A woman sent her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, security officials said Wednesday. The woman, who spoke little English and was traveling to Mexico, put the infant in a plastic bin used to hold loose carry-on items for security scanning at the busy airport Saturday morning. Security screeners saw the baby as it started to pass through, pulled the bin out, and immediately sought medical assistance for the child, Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. The baby was examined at a local hospital and judged not to have received a dangerous dose of radiation. "The lady obviously mistakenly put the baby in the machine. It was an unfortunate incident," Melendez said. Airport officials said it was an innocent mistake by an inexperienced traveler and only the second such incident there since 1988, when a baby in a car seat went through an X-ray scanner. Surprisingly, Britney Spears hasn't tried this yet...

I guess TSA needs to add the international sign for "No babies in the plastic bins" to all of their signs. She threw that baby in a bin like it was a laptop. At least she didn't try to stuff him in one of the quart-sized ziplock bags they hand out for the liquids restrictions. I spend half of my life in airports dealing with TSA and I don't know how they missed this one. They're always on you like a hawk to make sure you're practically naked with your laptop in one plastic bin and your less-than-3 oz. size liquids in a plastic bag in another. [source]

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adrienne said...

i was home for xmas and some this story got misconstrued that britney spears was the one who put her baby thru the xray machine. haha! and i was like, "that's ironic b/c my friend said she was surprised britney hadn't done this yet." ;)