Friday, January 03, 2014

Woman cited for stun gun at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBWI)

 Police officials identified the woman as Felicia Klunk, formerly of McSherrystown and currently living in Los Angeles.

Sgt. Jonathan Green, public information officer for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, said Klunk was cited on a Maryland weapons charge.

Green said Klunk was initially believed to be a current McSherrystown resident because she still has a Pennsylvania driver license.

Reported earlier:

A McSherrystown woman was cited by police after she was caught trying to bring a stun gun on an airplane at Baltimore-Washington International airport on New Year's Day.

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine spotted the pink stun gun in the woman's carry-on bag, a TSA news release said.

The stun gun was designed to look like a smartphone with a fake keypad and fake screen. The device had two buttons in the location where the call and on/off buttons are typically located on a smartphone-one was marked "LIGHT" and the other button was marked "STUN."

TSA contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded, confiscated the stun gun, and cited the woman on a state weapons charge. After she was disarmed and cited, she was permitted to catch her flight to Los Angeles.

The woman was not identified in the news release.

The TSA reminds travelers that weapons - including stun guns - are not permitted on board aircraft. Passengers who bring weapons to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA.

 This stun gun, designed to look like a smartphone was caught by TSA officers at the security checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday. 
(Submitted - The Evening Sun)