FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – They’re calling it a “personal fowl.”
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, officials with the Transportation Security Administration said its officers found a gun concealed in an unlikely place: inside a raw, whole chicken.
And, of course, it happened right here in South Florida.
The agency tweeted photos of the find at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Monday afternoon, showing the gun, wrapped in plastic, stuffed inside the baking hen.
“We hate to break it to you, but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time,” the agency said.
TSA guidelines state that firearms should be in checked baggage and “unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container”—not poultry.
It’s not clear if the gun was loaded.
Violators can face a civil penalty of up to $13,910 per violation, per person and possible arrest.
Officials didn’t identify the gun’s owner or say whether he or she will face criminal charges.