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(USA Today)   Idiot tries to sneak gun on a plane flight. Idiot now in jail   ( divider line
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4729 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Nov 2001 at 9:32 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-04 09:44:00 AM  
so she got away with it once why not twice? or WTF
2001-11-04 09:46:02 AM  
Jeez, that woman is...... an idiot.
2001-11-04 09:57:25 AM  
"Idiot" does not even begin to describe this person.
2001-11-04 10:08:51 AM  
This woman is an idiot, but holy shiat if she actually got it through once! I find it hard to believe that in light of everything that has been going on recently anyone can get through security with so much as a nail file. I'm flying out of Bradley International this weekend, and they'd better be doin a better job than this.
2001-11-04 10:12:09 AM  
Wasn't the airport in Detriot fined millions a couple years ago for letting fake dynomite go through because the security clerks were too busy looking at each other ass'?
2001-11-04 10:26:57 AM  
"Mongelluzzo said that since the gun had not been detected on her earlier flight from Syracuse to White Plains, she did not expect it to be found on her return"

Yup, that's how it works.

I feel so much better for knowing that, too.
2001-11-04 10:38:09 AM  
Someone managed to get a gun onto a Southwest flight a few weeks ago at New Orleans Int'l. In response Southwest announced that it was replacing the company that handles security for them - but only at that one airport. The real kicker is that the same security employees are still working there, just under a new company name. I swear by Southwest (where else can you fly 1,000 miles round trip for under 70 bucks?!), but that's pretty asinine.

Although, I personally am not worried about another plane hijacking... terrorists want to make as large an impact as possible, and they won't be able to do that in the air anymore. They don't need to risk being caught in an airport when we're still vulnerable in thousands of other places.
2001-11-04 10:40:56 AM  
I hope she likes tacos, cause she's going to be eating a lot of tacos in a womens' federal prison for the next 50 years.
2001-11-04 10:41:26 AM  
More than one idiot here. Who's the assclown in Syracuse that dropped the ball?
2001-11-04 10:43:18 AM  
I flew a month ago, and I went nuts making sure that I didn't have anything in my luggage or purse that would be suspect (I usually have a screwdriver and nail file in my purse - you wouldn't believe how handy the screwdriver has come in at work). I would kind of think that everyone would as least have enough common sense to take at look at what they are taking to the airport with them, make it easier to get through the security checks if nothing else. But then again, look at the mentalities we're dealing with out there.

But don't let the media fool you. Yeah, we've heard some pretty wild stories about how the security is really tight and they have a zero tolerance, but I got through the security at Newark faster then I ever had this last time, and short of me and my stuff having to go through metal detectors, nothing was throughly checked. And I got through the detectors while wearing my watch and jewelery, and that usually sets them off.
2001-11-04 10:49:28 AM  
Just a side note, at the Michigan, Michigan State game on saturday about the 2nd quarter, there was a plane that flew right over spartan stadium and it was very, very low. So much so that the entire stadium took notice and some even started to go for the exits. NOTHING HAPPENED obviously, just thought I would mention this because it's the kind of thing you would otherwise not hear about at all. Were there any other farkers at the game who can back my story up?
2001-11-04 11:19:51 AM  
I saw a UFO fly pretty low over my house last night, but I guess that won't confirm what you saw.
2001-11-04 11:28:06 AM  
Everybody is waaaaayyyy to farking paranoid.

Every plane everybody sees is always a low flying suspected terrorist attack.
2001-11-04 11:31:05 AM  
that;s pretty funny that on that same day I flew out of the airport back to philly.......I was wondering what all the media was there for....
2001-11-04 11:44:18 AM  
All airline passengers should be issued guns at the gate and give them back after the flight. Pilots should have flamethrowers.
2001-11-04 11:47:00 AM  
$250 .22 pistol (if that) or possibly a $10,000 fine plus jail time.

Throw it away you nimrod.
2001-11-04 12:07:06 PM  
Jane says "Idiots Rule!".
2001-11-04 12:43:33 PM  
she got on a plane with a gun.
jesus motherfarking christ.

"Tanequa, whas this thang in this cracka's luggage?"
"Damn girl, i don care, shiat. You think i'm getting up to check. Hmph. I's my lunch hour in 30 minutes.
2001-11-04 01:03:25 PM  
Yeah, I had a flight from L.A. to Seattle last weekend, and I brought my M4 Carbine rifle with me for personal protection in case my plane got hijacked. Of course, it went through security fine, as I expected.
2001-11-04 01:10:12 PM  
As long as she didn't bring her claymore shaped purse...
At least she used logic. Eh? I got away with it once...
Farkin' woman! (Farkin' women).

-Big, ugly troll.
2001-11-04 01:15:27 PM  
Here's an airport security photo of the incident:
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2001-11-04 01:44:46 PM  
Juskadog: it didn't happen to be a crop duster, did it?
2001-11-04 02:00:22 PM  

Oh, so you have been through the Syracuse airport.
2001-11-04 03:41:55 PM  
man, why do i have to live where all the stupid people live?
wait...i guess that makes me stupid. FARK!
2001-11-04 04:51:01 PM  
"Mongelluzzo said that since the gun had not been detected on her earlier flight from Syracuse to White Plains, she did not expect it to be found on her return"

so... in summary, her excuse is "i did it once before and it was ok!".... but what was her excuse for doing it the first time?
2001-11-04 06:16:14 PM  
You guyz are missing the really scary part of this whole story, shes a 52 year old woman with a boyfriend.
2001-11-04 06:25:41 PM  
"plane flight" ?

as opposed to "pigeon flight" or "plane drive" ?
2001-11-04 06:41:20 PM  
Maybe she was gonna roll dahn the winder an' go pijin huntin'!

fb-: 1. very funny
2. I live close to a small airport, and I see lots of low-flying commuter planes go above. Some people are paranoid now; they seem to have forgotten that this is what normally happens: twin-engine planes <1,000 ft above your head.
2001-11-04 09:09:31 PM  
Yes- definitely an idiot. All she would have had to do is place it in her checked luggage, unloaded, and declare it. If you do this, it's O.K. Or, find a gun shop, take it to them, and have it shipped back home. Personally, since it's O.K. to transport a declared weapon in checked baggage, I'd pick option 1, which is free. At any rate, stupidity is no excuse for breaking the law
2001-11-04 09:39:09 PM  
heh, I got beef over my secureid token once
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