Toy guns, knives and other assorted property are displayed during a press conference at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport August 27, 2003 in New York City.

TSA Reveals The 10 Weirdest Finds At Airports In 2022

I love watching the TV shows about TSA and seeing all the weird things they find. Border Security and To Catch a Smuggler are my two favorites. I did just see a new show on Hulu called Inside Airport Lost & Found that I’m sure will be interesting as well. I’m always amazed at what people think they can get away with.

I had an interesting experience myself with TSA the other day at the Tucson Airport. My parents got me a collapsible popcorn popper with bags of popcorn for Christmas. I put it in my carry-on and when it went through the scanner, it was flagged. It’s happened before when I’ve forgotten water bottles and they just throw them out. But this time I was pulled aside, and they screened it for explosives. It was wild. Thankfully it was a non-issue, but it makes me wonder if someone tried something nefarious with a similar item.

On the TSA’s list of confiscated items in 2022, it’s a lot of what you would expect. There’s guns, drugs and grenades that were found at different airports across the country, but there were also some very strange items found as well.

Top 10 Weirdest TSA Finds at Airports in 2022:

  • 10. Money Crutches – El Paso International Airport

  • 9. Inert grenade – General Mitchell International Airport

  • 8. Cattle Prod – Dulles International Airport

  • 7. Gun in the PlayStation – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • 6. Drug Scrunchies – Boise Airport

  • 5. Knife in laptop – Richmond International Airport

  • 4. Gun in sling – Greater Rochester International Airport

  • 3. Peanut Butter Firearm – John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • 2. Gun inside of Chicken – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

  • 1. Fentanyl Candy – Los Angeles International Airport

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