TSA Stops Traveler with Gun-Shaped Toilet Paper Holder

An airline passenger's day went down the drain when the Transportation Security Administration found an unusual item in their bag Tuesday.

TSA officials at Newark Liberty International Airport used an X-ray machine to spot what looked to be a revolver in a carry-on bag. 

A thorough inspection found that the item was not a real firearm, though. It was a "realistic replica gun that had been configured into a toilet paper roller." 

The TSA does not allow travelers to bring real or replica firearms through airport checkpoints. An item like this is best in a checked bag, officials advised. TSA offers resources like a "What Can I Bring" feature on the TSA website. And travelers can ask specific questions through Facebook Messenger and on Twitter at @AskTSA.

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