TSA X-ray machine scans traveler’s pet: ‘cat-astrophic mistake’
Norfolk, Virginia, Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, agents were in for a surprise last week after a passenger put their pet cat through the checkpoint X-ray machine.
TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein posted about the incident on Twitter on Friday.
“Just when you thought it was safe to bring your pet on a trip…A traveler left their pet in its travel carrying case at a @TSA checkpoint this morning at @NorfolkAirport,” Farbstein tweeted. “Attention pet owners: Please do not send your pet through the X-ray unit. Cat-astrophic mistake!”
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A follower saw the spokesperson’s tweet and asked if the cat is OK, to which Farbstein replied, “Yep.”
Both the traveler and the cat were required to go through the TSA screening the proper way after the TSA agents saw the X-ray image.