TSA Finds Stowaway Chihuahua in Passenger's Suitcase
If you follow the TSA's Instagram feed, you know that people will try and pack some pretty interesting items in their checked baggage.
A TSA officer at New York's LaGuardia airport on Tuesday, however, may have found the most unexpected - and adorable - of all: a live Chihuahua.
When a hard-sided suitcase triggered an alarm, the officer opened the bag to inspect its contents and was shocked to find a cute little pup staring up at him.
TSA worked with the airline to locate the dog’s owner, who was unaware the dog was in her luggage, according to TSA officials.
She said it must have nestled in with the other belongings in the suitcase while she was packing.
The adorable stowaway went home safe and sound after the woman called her husband to come pick her up.
#TSATravelTips - Ay, #Chihuahua! It’s always important to double check your bags before traveling, especially to make sure your Chihuahua hasn’t stowed away inside one of them. That’s exactly what happened this week at #NewYork’s #LaGuardia (#LGA) Airport. While resolving a checked baggage alarm, an officer was shocked when he found a dog in the bag! Apparently, the dog climbed in while its owner was packing her suitcase. TSA worked with the airline to identify the owner, and the two were happily reunited. #DogsOfInstagram #TSAGoodCatch
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