A 26-year-old Chicago man is arrested at the Boston airport for attempting to carry a 10-inch VAMPIRE STRAW hidden in his carry-on luggage through security
- Arman Achuthan Nair was detained at Boston’s Logan Airport on Sunday.
- TSA located the titanium vampire straw inside a bag in Nair’s backpack
- The passenger was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.
A 26-year-old Chicago man was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport after he tried to get through security with a 10-inch-long vampire straw that was hidden inside his carry-on luggage.
Arman Achuthan Nair, was stopped by airport security near Gate 24 on Sunday at 5:38 pm The titanium vampire straw was discovered inside a bag in his backpack by TSA officials.
Nair told authorities that he purchased the item from Szaboinc.com, Massachusetts State Trooper James D. DeAngelis told DailyMail.com.
A 26-year-old Chicago man 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 luggage.
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Nair was booked into the State Police Logan Barracks on a charge of possessing a dangerous weapon. He posted bail and is scheduled to arraign in East Boston District Court on May 30.
The dimensions of the vampire straw are 10 inches long and 5/6 inches in diameter with a chiseled tip.
The items are described on the company’s website as a straw that could be used for drinking water or slurping smoothies or as a tool for self-defense.
The titanium vampire straw was discovered inside a bag in the passenger’s backpack by TSA officials. The passenger, Arman Achuthan Nair, was stopped by airport security near Gate 24 on Sunday around 5:38 p.m.
The company describes the vampire straw as “super sturdy and long enough to use as a dagger.” He also claims that its “chiseled tip is sharp enough to pierce through most synthetic materials.”
The Transportation Security Administration does not allow vampire straws to be taken on a flight.
On Monday, the TSA issued a tweet accompanied by a photo of the vampire straw with the message: “These items are not allowed in passenger carry-on luggage,” the tweet read. A passenger discovered it yesterday.