Global Courant 2023-03-06 02:09:07
Norfolk, Virginia, Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, agents were in for a surprise last week after a passenger put their cat through the checkpoint’s X-ray machine.
TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein posted about the incident on Twitter on Friday.
“Just when you thought it was safe to take your pet on a trip… A traveler left his pet in his travel case this morning at a @TSA checkpoint at @NorfolkAirport,” Farbstein tweeted. “Attention Pet Owners: Please do not send your pet through the x-ray unit. Cat-astrophic error!”
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A follower saw the spokesperson’s tweet and asked if the cat is okay, to which Farbstein replied, “Yes.”
Both the traveler and the cat had to go through the TSA screening properly after the TSA agents saw the x-ray image.
A traveler passing through Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport put his cat through the TSA X-ray machine last Friday. (TSA)
Farbstein said the proper way to go through security is to remove the cat from the travel bag.
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She also tweeted a video posted to Instagram by the TSA about the proper way to travel with a pet through the TSA checkpoint, adding that travelers with cats can ask to have it screened in a private room, just in case the owner has an escape artist at home. their hands.
The Instagram video begins with an image of the cat’s x-ray with the words “Don’t do this” written underneath.
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Next, a man is shown taking his dog out of a carrier and walking through the TSA checkpoint.
Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.