A Chicago man, 26, was arrested at a Boston airport for attempting to carry a 10-inch VAMPIRE STRAW concealed in his hand luggage through security
- Armaan Achuthan Nair was detained at Boston’s Logan Airport on Sunday
- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) placed the titanium vampire straw inside a bag in Nair’s backpack
- The passenger was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon
A 26-year-old man from Chicago was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport after he tried to go through a 10-inch vampire straw that was hidden inside his carry-on bag.
Armaan Ashuthan Nair was arrested by airport security near Gate 24 on Sunday 5:38 PM. The titanium vampire straw was discovered inside a bag in his backpack by TSA officials.
Nair told authorities he purchased the item from Szaboinc.com, Massachusetts State Police Trooper James DeAngeles told DailyMail.com.
A 26-year-old man from Chicago was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport after he tried to get through security with a 10-inch long vampire straw (pictured) that was hidden inside his carry-on bag
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Nair has been booked into the Logan Barracks of the State Police on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon. He has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in East Boston County Court on May 30.
Vampire straws are 10 inches long and 5/6 inch in diameter with a grooved tip.
The items are described on the company’s website as straws that can be used for drinking water, to suck juices, or to be used as a self-defense tool.
The titanium vampire straw was discovered inside a bag in a passenger’s backpack by TSA officials. Airport security near Gate 24 on Sunday, around 5:38 pm, arrested the passenger, Armaan Achuthan Nair
The company describes the vampire straw as “extremely strong and long enough to be used like a dagger.” It also states that its “drilled tip is sharp enough to puncture most synthetic materials.”
The Transportation Security Administration does not allow vampire straws to be carried on the flight.
On Monday, the TSA issued a tweet with a photo of the vampire straw along with the message: “These items are not allowed in passenger carry-on bags.” A passenger found out yesterday.