July 1, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) A man was attempting to board a flight at Richmond International Airport in Virginia this week when the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) decided it would lighten the traveler’s load. As the unnamed passenger was going through an airport security checkpoint, TSA agents noticed the bulkiness of his carry-on item. Upon opening the bag, the agents discovered $75,000 in cash.
The agents confiscated the money.
The traveler was not charged with any crime and was sent on his way to board his flight.
Adding insult to injury, the TSA tweeted a picture of the money along with the caption: “If you had 75,000 bucks is this how you would transport it? Just asking!”
You may be thinking to yourself right now, “WOW! Why such a jackass move, TSA?” Well, you aren’t alone. Commenters on the social media site bombarded the post with choice words regarding the actions of the agency best known for groping young and old alike:
One commenter responded by correlating the bag of cash to the popular TV show, Breaking Bad. After the official TSA spokesperson “LOL’d” at the comment and typed out how much she enjoyed that television program, the Twitter world’s incensed rage spewed out at the arrogance and lack of professionalism demonstrated by the government’s blue-gloved pirates of grope:
Todd Stone, a legal analyst for WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, said there are various yet questionable statutes that permit the government to seize large quantities of cash. “The fact of the matter is that there are laws that deal with reporting cash that’s over $10,000 and there are also laws that deal with reporting it to the IRS,” Stone said. “So the theory is when someone is carrying this much cash you’re trying to evade those laws.” Now, the unknown passenger may never get his money back. In the TSA’s defense, one can only assume if Jack Sparrow had Twitter, he would post photos of his illegally inherited pirate’s booty, as well. Cause a pirate’s gonna pirate.
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