TSA Bust Florida Man With Grenade Launcher

A Florida man attempted to bring a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher in his checked bag this week.

The Transportation Security Administration says the unassembled parts of the launcher and a replica grenade were found on Monday when an alarm went off as the bag passed through security equipment at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

The man, from St. Augustine, was stopped by police and told them he didn't think bringing a non-functioning launcher would cause a problem. Police confiscated the items and allowed him to catch his connecting flight to Orlando.

TSA says no realistic or replica weapons of a military nature are allowed and a fine could cost up to $13,000

Photo courtesy of TSA

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