Skip to comments.Saudi Man Arrested at JFK After TSA Discovers Stun Weapons in Luggage
Posted on 09/25/2011 12:06:33 AM PDT by Nachum
A 54-year-old Saudi man was arrested in a first-class lounge at JFK airport outside New York City Friday.
Mohamed Hefni was apprehended after Transportation Security Administration agents spotted a stun gun and four other weapons in Hefnis checked bag for a flight to Riyadh.
After TSA agents first noticed the guns outline during a routine screening, they opened Hefnis package. Inside they discovered a fully operable battery-powered electric stun gun, three electric stun batons, an electric stun pen, and a large can of pepper spray, authorities told the New York Post.
Hefnis lives in New York City and was arrested by Port Authority cops on misdemeanor weapons charges. The New York Times reports that Hefni was released Friday evening without bail, and a TSA spokeswomen told the Times that We do not believe this was related to terrorism.
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Like it wasn’t a probe to see what terrorists might succeed in getting on board an airplane despite the gropemeisters?
Yeah, ‘cause since when do Saudis commit terrorist acts?
Don’t worry, the feds are very busy busting the Amish for selling raw milk. The system works.
Technically it shouldn’t be a problem to have some, if not all of these things in a checked bag that can’t be accessed inside the secured area of an airport. Not a good idea to have pressurized pepper spray in the hold, because it could burst. But a taser minus its batteries would be unable to cause problems during flight.
I haven't had it since France, boy, it makes great cheese too.
No big deal.
I’d love to get my hands on some, but it’s illegal where I live. Nappy Napolitano will take my kids away from me if I’m caught buying it. But don’t worry about all of the muslim men who’ve had issues aboard recent flights. Again, the system works. Just keep telling yourself that.
The French still have Milk Freedom?
Wonder what TSA does if a Frenchman puts raw milk in his checked baggage.
It wasn’t chiefly for the sake of the airport security, but the sake of New York that Hefni got in trouble. Some TSA goon, who is a Federal agent only, apparently thought it in the scope of his or her duties to help enforce state law to the letter. Otherwise there would be no reason to have mentioned the tasers.
I guess owning a cow is the only way where you are, huh.
Post of the day.
I was about to add, drawing guns on guitar makers...
Hefni lives in New York City. That explains why he wants to protect himself, from both crooks and Mayor Bloomberg The Stupid. I would too.
Just because he’s a Saudi is no reason to suspect him of anything rash - NOT!
It better be Halal-friendly French milk...no pigs within a 5-mile radius, to praise the pedophile death cult leader, Moo-hammed.
If it was in his checked bag, what’s the problem?
It’s not like he could get at it once it was in the baggage hold.
Now, if it was in his carry-on I would be concerned, but the article did not say that.
Hefni was released Friday evening without bail, and a TSA spokeswomen told the Times that We do not believe this was related to terrorism.
How dare the TSA be looking in his “checked” baggage — sounds like “racial profiling” to me. Somebody call the ACLU!!!!
“Dont worry, the feds are very busy busting the Amish for selling raw milk. The system works.”
Don’t forget busting those criminals for not putting the slow moving triangle on their buggies
I believe such a big deal is being made out of this because the TSA is so inept they need some type of positive reinforcement of their image. Now they can cry, "Look we stopped a terrorist!", when in reality they stopped a person from taking these things back to his home country where he probably wanted to use them for self defense.