If you worked as a security agent in one of the world's major airports and came across a dubious package containing a metal can, wires and various other strange objects, your first thought probably wouldn't be that it was art.
But that's exactly what happened in New York's JFK Airport recently when a passenger explained to a TSA agent that the worrying looking package was actually just a piece of art.
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TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said the passenger tried to bring a can filled with what looks like plaster and connected with wire ropes through airport security.
She posted a picture of the odd looking piece on her Twitter page along with the comment: "TSA came upon a suspicious item in checked bag @ JFK. Found not to be dangerous and okay to fly. Traveler: 'It's art.'"
This isn't the first time a brave passenger has tried to sneak something questionable through the detectors.
Just a few weeks ago Farbstein posted a picture of a pair of shoes a passenger wanted to take on holiday with them.
Sounds safe enough, right? Wrong! The heel of the shoes were moulded in the shape of a gun which was instantly flagged up by the scanners.
Farbstein's Twitter page is full of questionable decisions made by passengers including one who thought it was appropriate to take a loaded gun on board a plane while others tried to travel with saw blades, a hand grenade and even a throwing star!