OK… I’ve given Ken over at Nanny Knows Best until 11.15 to follow this up. He’s probably been busy avoiding Nanny’s ever-watchful gaze and given that it isn’t British he might pass this one by.
Visit him once in a while and make his work worthy.
So… Guttersnipe continues with the First “What the Fuck Were You Thinking?” Award…. Read on, you’ll not regret it.
From Metro (paper.. not online I’m afraid):
“Bugs Bunny Toy Sparks Air Alert”
I kid you not….
“A girl of six triggered a security scare at Cape Town airport – with a pink Bugs Bunny water pistol rammed full of sweets. Kelly Vinnicombe was bought the £2.50 toy in the departure lounge by her mother Sarah, and packed it in her bag. But as they went through the X-ray security machine, guards hauled them to one side. Ms Vinnicombe, 34, was told the toy was technically a ‘weapon’ and would have to be registered at the firearms desk. She spent an hour explaining where the gun came from – just metres away in an airport shop – before the toy was tagged and packed in a separate part of the plane.
Ms Vinnicombe said, ‘It’s bright pink with Bugs Bunny on it.’. the pair were reunited with their cargo at Heathrow after an 11-hour flight. A spokeswoman for Cape Town Airport said “It’s better to be safe than sorry”."
Just for Ken…. TWATS!
A simple procedure of open bag, recognise pink toy and allow would have dealt with this don’t you think?