A Redmond woman says a TSA agent seized the replica weapon as she passed through the St. Louis Airport. Phyllis May told KING she was "appalled and shocked and embarrassed" about Dec. 3 incident. May has a business selling sock monkey dolls. She says she was on her way back to to Washington state when a TSA agent went through her bag and found the monkey's two-inch-long pistol.
The TSA agent told May she would have to confiscate the tiny gun.
The TSA issued a statement Monday saying that under "longstanding aircraft security policy, and out of an abundance of caution, realistic replicas of firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags."
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