TSA: Man Caught Trying To Conceal Knife Inside Jar Of Mayo At JFK Airport

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Transportation Security Administration said security screeners at John F. Kennedy Airport caught a man trying to sneak a knife onto a flight by putting it in a full jar of mayonnaise.

TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said screeners stopped the man Tuesday before he headed on a trip to Mexico City.

Farbstein told 1010 WINS a TSA officer at the airport came upon the discovery when carry-on luggage was being screened.

“One of the TSA officers spotted something very unusual and when they did a closer inspection, it turned out that somebody had pushed his leatherman knife into a full container of mayonnaise,” she said.

The hiding spot may not have been the brightest idea, considering TSA rules require liquids and gels, even mayo, to be in a 3.4-ounce or smaller container.

“The mayonnaise jar was larger than that, so ironically he was trying to smuggle a prohibited item inside of another prohibited item,” Farbstein said.

The knife was taken from the man, who was not arrested. He was permitted to fly to his destination.

Do you think the man should have been allowed on the plane?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…

  • Amber

    Does not make sense; either this is a plant or an example of a truly dumb criminal. Once on the plane how was he going to scoop the knife out of the jar? And what was he going to do with a knife full of mayo? He couldn’t use it; he wouldn’t even be able to hold onto it. I guess you could wash it off but have you ever tried getting mayo off of a utensil? Something doesn’t add up here or this guys an idiot.

  • charles thomas

    of all people to not be arrested or detained, It is obvious this was not an oversight, it was an intentional attempt to hide a weapon and get it on a plane, and going to Mexico City, it would be full of fuel too. Does not make sense he was allowed to go out of our grasp prior to a full proctological rectal exam.

  • The Deli Guy

    Maybe he was gonna make a nice mid-flight sangwich? Was there any rye bread involved? Luncheon meats?

  • Wallstreetguy

    could be an European-American going for a trip.

  • Peep

    Arrested. Why waste our tax dollars. Just take him to the back room for some q & a.

  • Craig Bitten

    Why wasn’t he arrested?

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