Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
Boomerang thrower faces criminal charge after dispute with airport security
Mon Jul 1, 6:08 PM ET
WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut - A world-class competitive boomerang thrower faces a criminal charge after trying to bring boomerangs through a security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport.
Betsylew Ross Miale-Gix, 43, of Brier, Washington, was arrested Sunday after arguing with a security screener at the airport, state police said.
The screener noticed the boomerangs inside Miale-Gix's carryon luggage and told her the items would have to be checked, state police said.
Miale-Gix became irate, began cursing, and then grabbed her bags from the screener, state police said. She continued to curse and use obscenities as she left the screening area, state police said.
She was arrested on a breach of peace charge, and released after posting a dlrs 500 bond.
"I tried to help him understand that they were delicate and they were breakable," she told The Associated Press Monday.
Miale-Gix is an attorney and a two-time member of the U.S. Boomerang Team. She is secretary of the U.S. Boomerang Association, and she formerly held the world record for Australian round, a top boomerang event.
Boomerangs are not specifically prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration. But any item deemed to present a threat may be prohibited from an aircraft cabin, according to the administration.
"A girl walked by us on the plane with two tennis rackets," Miale-Gix said. "A tennis racket is much more dangerous on that plane than any of our boomerangs can ever be."
Kriske From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1835 times:
Maybe it was a security agent with brains
Aboriginals used them for hunting .
Only these boomerangs where really heavy wooden ones , not the small plastic ones they use in competitions
Security is getting crazy
JFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1772 times:
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Pretty sad of the police department.
I for one am still not flying airlines because of the Nazi's they are putting in charge over there.
L-188 it is so sad to see how soon we forget. Yes it is a big hassle to get through these long lines, but do not ever forget why we have to do this. If a screener wants to look through your bag you had better open it up. It also says in the article:Miale-Gix became irate, began cursing, and then grabbed her bags from the screener, state police said. She continued to curse and use obscenities as she left the screening area, state police said. If she was yelling/screaming/cursing she deserves to get arrested. By now it is no secret to anyone what is going with airport security therefore people need to start showing up to the airport earlier(at least 2 hours) and be prepared to stand in line and be prepared to have your belongings searched! I am all for it because I want to make it to my destination....And if I am a little late...Oh well.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
Go to http://www.klydemorris.com/default.html and scroll through the cartoons. You'll find some satirical ones on airport security, that I wouldn't be surprised if they result in ole Wes's face being up at all security check points with "Wanted - Dead or Alive, Preferably Dead" signs.
J_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
Heard her on radio show last nite in Boston...only cursing she said occurred was calling a CT state trooper an A**hole...and that was not directly at him...just overheard...and she stated that screener had NO problems with the b-rangs..it was the trooper nearby who did...they ended up the next day putting them into ice-chests (for protection) bought at K-mart and checking them...also, the troopers stationed at airports tend to be the bottom-of-barrel according to most callers to show...