A man tried to smuggle a knife onto a flight from JFK to Mexico City.
He made one crucial mistake: he decided to hide it inside another item he wasn’t allowed to have.
The TSA says the unidentified knife-wielder desperately wanted to bring his precious Leatherman blade aboard the plane. But the uptight TSA rules prohibits this.
So why not sneak it aboard inside a big full jar of mayonnaise?
In a press release announcing the incident, the TSA lets its hair down a little and cheekily observes that the man “ended up eating his sandwich dry when both the knife and mayo were surrendered at the checkpoint. Okay, so he didn’t really have a sandwich with him. But he had enough mayonnaise for a month of sandwiches.”
Liquids and gelatinous stuff like mayo have 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.
Port Authority police confiscated the knife and the mayo, but let the man proceed on his way to Mexico City.