Grandmother Busted By The TSA For Trying To Sneak A Bread Knife Past Security

Cecilia Beaman is a 57-year-old grandmother, a middle school principal and part-time terrorist. She was busted by the TSA for attempting to sneak a 5 1/2 inch bread knife with a rounded tip and a serrated blade onto an airplane.

Luckily, the TSA foiled Granny’s hijacking attempt.

From KOMOTV:

On the trip home, screeners with the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport found it deep in the outside pocket of a carry-on cooler. Beaman apologized and told them it was a mistake.

“You’ve committed a felony,” Beaman says a security screener announced. “And you’re considered a terrorist.”

Beaman says she was told her name would go on a terrorist watch-list and that she would have to pay a $500 fine.

She says screeners refused to give her paperwork or documentation of her violation, documentation of the pending fine, or a copy of the photograph of the knife.

“They said ‘no’ and they said it’s a national security issue. And I said what about my constitutional rights? And they said ‘not at this point … you don’t have any’.”

That’s right, Granny. You’re busted, You have no rights. That’s what you get for trying to hijack a plane with a bread knife. By the way, using the 37 school children you were “escorting” as a cover for your terrorist ways just isn’t right. —MEGHANN MARCO

‘This Is Not Right’ [KOMOTV]