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Greg W
04-06-2008, 13:10:10
And you reckon we Aussies are crazy! From the Sun website (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1234193.ece):AIRPORT guards stopped a man boarding a plane — for wearing a Transformers T-shirt showing a cartoon gun.

Brad Jayakody, 30, was shocked when he was told to change his top if he wanted to catch his flight from Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

IT consultant Brad — on a British Airways trip with four colleagues to Dusseldorf, Germany — asked to see the security chief.

He thought the boss would "see sense" — but he backed up the decision and threatened him with ARREST. Aussie-born Brad said: "My mate set off the alarms and was searched.

"But then the guy told me to stop and said ‘you cannot get on the plane because there is a gun on your T-shirt’.

The top has the Transformers film character Optimus Prime on the front.

Brad, of Bayswater, West London, added: "It’s a cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. What was I going to do, use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?

"I was flabbergasted. I thought the supervisor would come over and see sense, but he didn’t. After I changed he said if I changed back I would be arrested."

A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said: "If a T-shirt had a rude word or a bomb on it for example, a passenger may be asked to remove it.

"We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category."

Last year Gatwick guards made a woman hand over a beef sandwich before boarding and last week a PhD student was stopped for wearing a gun-shaped charm necklace at an airport in Canada. " And I just have to point out part of that again:Last year Gatwick guards made a woman hand over a beef sandwich before boardingWhat the...? :eek:

Funko
04-06-2008, 13:11:02
That second quote is a euphemism.

C.G.B. Spender
04-06-2008, 13:20:02
"IT consultant Brad — on a British Airways trip with four colleagues to Dusseldorf"

Morons!!!!!!!!

Drekkus
04-06-2008, 13:47:17
They should have asked him to transchform for them

MDA
04-06-2008, 18:05:00
Where's the beef?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-06-2008, 18:24:13
"beef sandwich" and "charm necklace", eh? naughty.

Shining1
04-06-2008, 21:57:22
Actually New Zealand customs goes straight for *any* kind of food/produce at all with a pure vengence. You can get all kinds of animal/vegetable diseases unwittingly into a foreign country just through poorly disposing of poorly cooked food.

The transformers shirt... not so dangerous. =D

MOBIUS
04-06-2008, 23:17:03
They're just trying to keep Terminal 5 at the top of the 'Most Hated Airport Terminal Experience' league tables...

Greg W
05-06-2008, 01:07:41
Originally posted by Shining1
Actually New Zealand customs goes straight for *any* kind of food/produce at all with a pure vengence. You can get all kinds of animal/vegetable diseases unwittingly into a foreign country just through poorly disposing of poorly cooked food.

The transformers shirt... not so dangerous. =D Same in Australia. But they do it coming into the country, they don't care what you take out (as long as you're not smuggling of course).

MDA
09-06-2008, 10:57:52
They seized my poppy seed bagel and then violated me.

Funko
09-06-2008, 11:10:26
Don't go anywhere near a poppy seed bagel if you're traveling to UAE.

http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/travel/news/article3333905.ece

MDA
09-06-2008, 11:29:50
triple word score for the guy using the word "alackaday" in the comments section

MoSe
09-06-2008, 11:46:40
boomalackaday!

C.G.B. Spender
09-06-2008, 12:07:56
balackaday

MDA
09-06-2008, 12:21:24
barackaday

MDA
09-06-2008, 12:22:02
boom
boom
ackalacka-boom-boom

MoSe
09-06-2008, 13:52:35
what a day what a day