Why wasn't this woman allowed to take her cane on a plane?

Security found something very interesting inside the walking stick

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An 80-year old woman brought a sword to the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

No she wasn't dangerous - she was clueless.

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The 80-year-old was just trying to catch her flight when she was stopped after going through the TSA's X-ray machine.

Why? Because she has a sword inside of her cane.

"She had no clue it was in there," the TSA regional spokesman announced during a media event.

The woman didn't realize that the gift from her son that she had been using for years - doubled as a deadly weapon.

But ignorance wasn't an excuse- the woman was forced to leave the sword/cane combo at the security checkpoint.

This story isn't as crazy as it sounds.

According to the Charolette Observer - the TSA says - "It happens a lot... People pick them up at a thrift store and the sword isn't found until we X-ray it."

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