Bean Dip Confiscated At Lax
Bean Dip Explosive! Government Now Protecting Us From Bean Dip.
Bean Dip Dangerous. Bean Dip a Terrorist Threat!
Three small sealed cans of Frito-Lay Bean Dip were confiscated by Transportation Security Agents at Los Angeles International Airport this week. The agents considered the bean dip a “paste” and dangerous according to the agent and their supervisors.
Harris and Patricia Angell were flying from LAX to New York and on to US Virgin Islands where they live. The Angells are originally from Southern California and love Mexican food. They cannot get bean dip on island. Harris brings a few cans back when he visits California during the holidays. He especially wanted them for the playoff football games and Super Bowl.
The Angells originally packed the bean dip in their checked luggage. Their checked luggage was over by a pound or so, and they were told to remove something. They removed the bean dip and placed the cans in their carry-on luggage. The Ticket Agent watched and gave no warning.
At the security check point, the TSA agent pulled the cans and asked another TSA agent about them but neither knew anything. The first agent checked with a supervisor. Jokes were made that one agent had some chips in the back and we could all have a party. The Angells were amenable to that rather than lose the bean dip, but the agent did not allow that either. The first agent came back and apologetically told the Angells that they could not take their bean dip in their carry-on. It was a “PASTE”. They could check it, but their bags were already in process. They could give it to someone to keep or mail for them, but the line was about 100 deep and their party had left. Many people watched while the cans were thrown into the trash bucket!
Harris Angell quipped that he could just hear the comedy shows making remarks like,
“Bean Dip Explosive!” “Government now protecting us from bean dip!” “Bean Dip Dangerous!” “Bean Dip a Terrorist Threat!” Angell added and laughed, “Perhaps, we could have packed it in three ounce jars in a one quart bag, eaten it all on the plane in closed quarters. Then the airlines would have a larger problem, toxic gas!”