Human Sends Cat Through The X-Ray Machine At LAX
TSA agents lost it when they discovered that a passenger decided to send his pet cat through the X-ray scan machine at LAX yesterday.
A JetBlue passenger bound for New York placed his bag—which did not appear to be a pet carrier—on the X-ray machine in Terminal 3, LAX police told NBC Los Angeles. TSA agents were not happy with the man but ultimately they determined the cat was fine and they did not arrest his owner.
Thankfully there happened to be some comedians in the TSA line, and Gawker picked up on their tweets, so we got a blow-by-blow of how it all went down:
The amount of screaming that's happening in the Jet Blue terminal at LAX is incredible right now and yet it feels completely appropriate.— The Sklar Brothers (@SklarBrothers) July 1, 2015
TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers told the LA Weekly that people periodically do try to send their pets through the scanner: "It's not unheard of that people have done that, which is why we try to educate them. When you travel with your pet, do not put your pet on the x-ray. The number one thing is you should never separate yourself from your pet. We know people love to travel with their animals."
In fact, yesterday's cat scanning was the second time in a week this has happened at LAX: