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Pink stun gun seized from DC-bound airline passenger

Here is a tipoff: one of the big buttons on the supposed cell phone reads “stun” not “send.”

But otherwise, the pink item in the bag of a DC-bound passenger could have passed for a phone.


Pink stun gun seized by TSA (Courtesy TSA)

The woman, who was allowed to board after giving up her stun gun, could face a civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint, the TSA said in a statement.

The TSA declined to say in what city the passenger resides. TSA screeners have detected about 1,100 guns this year, said spokesman Kawika Riley.

Mary Pat Flaherty works on investigative and long-range stories. Her work has won numerous national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.
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