TSA Officer Finds Stun Gun in Woman's Carry-On Luggage

Stun gun was designed to look like a cell phone, authorities said

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:21 PM EDT
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TSA Officer Finds Stun Gun in Woman's Bag

A TSA officer found a cleverly disguised stun gun in a woman's carry-on bag at National Airport Tuesday morning.

The stun gun was designed to look like a cell phone, with a fake desktop image of colorful icons and a numbered keypad. The two primary buttons on the device, though, say "Stun" and "Light."

The TSA said in a release Tuesday afternoon:

The stun gun, which by design was intended to be deceptive, was detected by an alert TSA officer who spotted the weapon as it passed through a metal detector the airport’s central terminal checkpoint

The passenger was not charged, and was allowed to take her flight to Chicago as planned.

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