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NBA Star Caught Hiding Weed In Arizona Iced Tea Can

Photo courtesy of Erik Drost

Brooklyn Nets NBA All-Star D’Angelo Russell blew by a lot of defenders this season, but he couldn’t sneak by TSA on a recent flight from New York to Louisville, Kentucky.

Russell was caught at La Guardia Airport with a fake Arizona Iced Tea can that contained a hidden compartment within, according to the New York Post. There, Russell had less than 50 grams of marijuana that he was trying to travel with on the way to visit his pops in Louisville.

TSA found the can inside his checked-in luggage and he received a summons to appear in court, according to USA Today.

At least legally, Russell will get no more than a $100 slap on the wrist, but could face disciplinary action from the NBA. Even then, the collective bargaining agreement between the league and players association states that there wouldn’t be any suspension on a first offense. He could be required to enter the league’s marijuana program if convicted, though.

Fake Arizona cans aren’t hard to find, as for $14, you can grab one on Amazon. The can is supposedly “smell proof” and even feels weighted like a full can of the drink.

As far as sneaky containers, maybe he should have used these fake tampon containers or the fake baby container. No one would have questioned him. Probably.

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Chrissy Teigen Bakes An Emotional Support Casserole And Gets It Past The TSA

Recent kerfuffles involving peacocks and hamsters have people asking, ‘what can you bring on airplanes for emotional support’? It seems that Chrissy Teigen has found at least one answer: an emotional support casserole can qualify.

Teigen’s inquiry started as an innocent one, as she just wanted to know if she could bring a casserole on a flight. However, that dish later turned into an “emotional support casserole” once American Airlines showed up to help her out.

American Airlines said it was okay if the TSA was down with it, at which point the TSA’s Twitter account stepped into to give Teigen the green light.

Teigen then quickly got to work, baking her casserole before bringing it to the airport, and yes, getting it through security. She didn’t use a ceramic dish, though, probably because a Tupperware would be safer for the dish to travel in.

The casserole got through security, onto the plane, and to Teigen’s final destination, where she posted one final tweet with her prized meal in hand.

To be honest, I’m surprised the casserole made it that far. It all would’ve been in my belly by the time I made it to baggage claim.


Cupcake Confiscated by TSA

According to BoingBoing, a woman named Rebecca wrote that while she was at Las Vegas International Airport, she was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration for having a Red Velvet Cupcake in a glass jar. The unnamed agent would not let Rebecca continue because the cupcake’s frosting was so “gel-like” that it was more so considered to be a liquid, thus requiring it to be stored in a plastic bag.

It sounds like the agent was trying to be more safe than sorry, still, such a shame to have to sit through an airplane ride without a cupcake to munch on…or in this case…slurp on?

[via: BoingBoing]