20-pound lobster found in checked bag at Logan


TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy told NPR the hefty lobster, which weighed about as much as a year-old baby, is not typical of what agents are accustomed to seeing.

TSA agents found the 20-pound crustacean in a bag that was inside the checked bag room at the airport. "It's actually fairly common in the New England region", McCarthy tells The Boston Globe.

Someone proved you can travel through an airport with a large lobster.

TSA regulations state that live lobsters are allowed through security, but passengers are required to place them in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container".

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An Orlando police report says a passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security at Orlando International Airport saw Johnson standing near her bag.

It was not immediately known if the passenger was allowed to keep the lobster found in the checked baggage. The Telegraph reported that security staff at certain United States airports have started for items made of paper at checkpoints under a pilot scheme that could see screening measures for U.S. flights become ever more invasive.

While there was nothing wrong, TSA tweeted a photo of it. "A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint", the instruction page reads. Leave your water and your regular-sized shampoo bottles at the door, but by all means, if you've got a big lobster that's still alive, come on down.

But people on social media seem to be enraged with this measure.