Well, as someone just asked me, the big question is did she use “self-rising” flour?
Reuters reports on a strange case of airport security and false positives:
A U.S. college student imprisoned for three weeks for trying to take flour-filled condoms onto an airplane has settled her lawsuit against Philadelphia for $180,000, a city spokesman said on Friday.
Janet Lee, 21, a student at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport in 2003 after police and security officials thought the flour was an illegal drug.
Three weeks? Ok, I have to ask, how long does it take security experts to figure out what’s in a condom? Can you imagine if it took three weeks for email to clear your spam filters?
Depending on the type of grain involved, I guess you might be able to say the TSA went awry…
Flour power? Ok, enough puns for one day.