California Authorities Say Bottles Of Unknown Amber Liquid Cause Airport Shutdown. TSA Agents Sickened By Fumes From… Honey??? Bees Now On No-Fly List.
When Transportation Security Administration agents opened one of the bottles and tested the contents, the resulting fumes nauseated them, Youngblood said. Both were treated and released at a local hospital.
Come on, guys. It was F*cking HONEY! Does this mean I can pretty much incapacitate the entire airport security personnel with a packet of sweetener? LOOK OUT!!, he’s got a “Bit-O-Honey” candy bar!
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The suspicious material found inside luggage that prompted the shutdown of a California airport Tuesday morning turned out to be five soft drink bottles filled with honey, authorities said.
A passenger’s suitcase tested positive for TNT at Bakersfield’s Meadows Field during a routine swabbing of the bag’s exterior, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. When security officials opened the bag, they found bottles filled with an amber liquid, he said.
"Why in this day and age would someone take a chance carrying honey in Gatorade bottles?" Youngblood asked. "That itself is an alarm. It’s hard to understand."