Has your dog ever jumped inside your suitcase while you’re packing for a trip? Maybe they’re thinking you can’t leave if you can’t pack. Or, they’re hoping you’ll bring them along. Either way, make sure they’re not in the suitcase when you zip it up and head for the airport.
One frazzled pet parent had to learn the hard way to double check her suitcase before zipping it up next time.
After checking her bags and heading off for the terminal, TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport in New York City were prompted to search a checked piece of luggage when their scanning equipment sounded the “unknown-contents alarm.”
They found a Chihuahua inside!
TSA posted about the incident to their popular Instagram page, where they frequently post about the scary, stupid, and strange things passengers try to get past airport security.
#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
The dog’s owner insists the incident was an accident. For the sake of our faith in humanity, we have to believe her.