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Airport Security Confiscates Gun Designed to Look Like a Pen at Orlando International Airport

A pen gun confiscated by airport security, via TSA.

A pen gun confiscated by airport security, via TSA.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A gun designed to look like a pen was confiscated from a traveler at Orlando International Airport.

The gun, when operational, can fire a .22 caliber round.

The TSA told WESH 2 News that the weapon was found in an unidentified passenger’s carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint on Dec. 30.

“The item was surrendered,” a TSA spokesman said.

The TSA allowed the passenger to continue to fly. No arrest was made.

Sources told the WESH 2 News that the gun was a family heirloom and was inoperable.

Still, the TSA has the authority to issue a civil penalty of $11,000 for anyone who brings a dangerous or prohibited item to the checkpoint.

Over-the-Top Flirting Raises Suspicions, Leads Border Patrol to $134K Worth of Cocaine

cocaine mercedes

Cocaine found in Mercedes, via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A jet-setting model thought she’d distract Border Patrol officers by flirting with them, but her actions were so over-the-top that they raised suspicions and ultimately led to her arrest.

Fox News Latino reports that they found $134,000 worth of cocaine insider the 39-year-old woman’s Mercedes at an Arizona border crossing.

Anett Pikula, 39, made officers suspicious because she was “overly talkative” during a preliminary inspection.

“Flirtation was what was going on” said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Garrett Reinhart.

A drug-sniffing dog led investigators to a secret compartment in the engine of her car, where 13 pounds of cocaine was bricked and shrink-wrapped.

“My whole life.. romance, suspense, drama, action, cartoons. Are true stories;) real life!!” she wrote on the top of her Instagram account.

Owner of Gun Parts Store in California Refuses to Give Feds List of Customers

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The owner of a California gun parts store is refusing to release the names of customers to federal agents, the Washington Times reports.

Dimitrios Karras, who owns Ares Armor in Oceanside, insisted it was an invasion of privacy to hand over the identities of 5,000 customers who purchased gun parts.

“They said either give us these 5,000 names or we are coming in and taking pretty much anything — which is a huge privacy concern and something we are not willing to do,” Karras said.

“They were going to search all of our facilities and confiscate our computer and pretty much shut our business down,” he said. “The government invades our privacy on a daily basis and everyone thinks it’s ok. This is one of those situations where hopefully the governmental institutions will come in and say this is protected and no you’re not taking it from them.”

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