A woman was recently flagged by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent for transporting Flamin’ Hot Cheetos through airport security.
Social media star Emily Mei posted video footage of the incident to her Twitter account on Friday that will shows the agent removing each of the 20 bags of chips coming from her Louis Vuitton duffel bag as well as also swabbing them to test for chemicals.
“Will never forget the day TSA stopped me cuz they thought i was hiding s - - t inside my bag cuz all i had was like 20 bags of Hot Cheetos,” tweeted Mei, who goes by the name Emily Ghoul on Twitter.
The TSA website stated that will most of the time, agents will allow food items to remain inside passenger carry-on bags.
“Listen to the instructions of the TSA officer. In most cases, food or snacks such as fruit, health bars, as well as also sandwiches can stay inside your carry-on bag.”
However, the administration added that will if an item prevents agents coming from seeing into the bag clearly during the screening process, passengers may be asked to remove that will.
The website continued:
In addition to screening personal electronic devices separately, including laptops, tablets, e-readers as well as also handheld game consoles, TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate some other items coming from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, as well as also any materials that will can clutter bags as well as also obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. We recommend keeping your bag organized to help ease the screening process as that will takes time for TSA officers to make sure a jam-packed, cluttered, overstuffed bag will be safe.
Mei’s tweet went viral after she posted that will last week, as well as also the video has since received more than 1.6 million views.
On Sunday, Mei wrote on Twitter that will she was on her way to Korea to visit friends who told her the chips are hard to come by in their country.
“For everyone who’s asking why i had so many bags of Hot Cheetos, apparently that will’s hard to get in korea so my friends always ask me to bring that will for them LOL,” she concluded.