Man carries stun gun used on ex-girlfriend through airport security

Man carries stun gun used on ex-girlfriend through airport security

Stun Gun TSAIt’s the perfect solution for disposing of evidence used in a crime: Carry the weapon through porous and inept TSA security, where it will never be detected, and you might very well escape capture.

A man fleeing authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York didn’t — but no thanks to TSA officers.

On Wednesday, the New York Post reports, agents at a security checkpoint failed to find a stun gun the man was carrying in his hand-held luggage.

The suspect, identified only as a 23-year-old Greek national, had used the device to torture and molest a former lover.

The 19-year-old victim told cops that her ex attacked her with the weapon and forced his way into her Queens apartment [Tuesday] night, where he beat and raped her for hours….

He was planning to board an 8:45 a.m. Virgin Airlines flight for London when police intercepted him.

But not before he became the most recent embarrassment for the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration, which has been guilty of an estimated 25,000 security lapses since its creation in 2001. This is not even the first time TSA officers at JFK failed to detect a stun gun.

The Post quotes a law-enforcement source as saying:

He did get through TSA screening without that stun gun being detected – which was allegedly used in the crime. This is another major TSA failure and in this particular case, they cleared and [sic] alleged [criminal] to get on an international flight with a weapon.

The ex-boyfriend has not been formally charged. Neither, more’s the pity, has the TSA.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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