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Plane passenger almost gets busted for unusually-shaped chocolate in carry-on luggage

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By Krista Rogers, SoraNews24

Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year. Now that the ladies have either emptied their wallets on sweet treats or put in some elbow grease whipping up homemade chocolate for the men, they now get to sit back and wait to reap the returns of their labors on White Day (March 14).

Speaking of returns, we’re very curious to find out what Japanese Twitter user @rr250r_smr will reciprocate with, thanks to whoever gave him a decidedly strange box of chocolates which landed him in a pickle at the airport. We’ll let him take it away here.

“I made it home so now I’d like to share a bit about the trouble I experienced today. The security check at Itami Airport [aka Osaka International Airport] revealed hand tools so they emptied out all of the contents of my carry-on bag to do a second check…of course I had no idea what was going on, and I didn’t argue with them. After inspecting all of the items, they broke the seal on the final present I had received which turned out to be tool-shaped chocolate. People of the world, please take note.”

Poor guy–it sounds like there was no way for him to have known what his chocolate looked like since he hadn’t yet opened the box himself. While we’re sure he had a few heart-pounding moments when airport security singled out his bag, hopefully everyone got a laugh out of it when they realized that the tool set was, in fact, edible.

A few days later he followed the ordeal up with two more posts:

“I’m finally going to eat the chocolate that became an issue.”

“It’s definitely chocolate!”

It remains to be seen what the logic behind the tool-shaped chocolate was in the first place (maybe he’s an ace at DIY home projects?), but it’s one gift that he certainly won’t forget anytime soon.

Source: Twitter/@rr250r_smr via My Game News Flash

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hahaha...

... but then again, should you take a box on the plain without knowing its content? hmmm :D

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René PihlakToday  06:58 am JST

hahaha...

... but then again, should you take a box on the plain without knowing its content? hmmm :D

If it's a gift from a person you know, why not?

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Those are the coolest chocolates ever created.

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A new meaning to plane chocolate.

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Always make sure you know what's inside packages you're carrying. He could have been given drugs for all he knows.

Years back, a nasty old Japanese security guy at Narita threw a hissy fit when he was questioning me whether what I was carrying was a knife as he looked at my package. It was a toy present I had bought for my nephew. Model kits of soldiers or something. Yes there was a knife. A plastic knife half an inch long. Nasty idiot who got out of bed on the wrong side.

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My sister always writes a 'Note for Security' when she gives me family presents, detailing their contents. Very sweet, but so far have not had to use it.

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If it's a gift from a person you know, why not?

A person you know or a person "you know."

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Years back, a nasty old Japanese security guy at Narita threw a hissy fit when he was questioning me whether what I was carrying was a knife as he looked at my package. It was a toy present I had bought for my nephew. Model kits of soldiers or something. Yes there was a knife. A plastic knife half an inch long. Nasty idiot who got out of bed on the wrong side

Pukey2,

In case you don't know Japan has VERY strict gun/sword control law so ANYTHING that resembles a blade WILL be highly scrutinized. Same with the words like gun/knife, as in nail gun, glue gun, I work in freight & Customs can go bonkers on this stuff.

Its their job I totally get it, BUT once things become KNOWN, they can still take lunacy to extremes. As a passenger this can cause one a LOT of grief or worse, best to err on the safe side folks!

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BUT once things become KNOWN, they can still take lunacy to extremes.

So very Japanese..

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Wouldn't the scanning machine determine if the items were metal tools or chocolate tools, without having to open the box?

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Ah I know this chocolate! It's from Kobe and is as bitter as hell, it got thrown out. Looks good though and I can see why it may have caused problems.

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Security has become so intense that lengths of plastic now involve an inordinate delay at the security check and 'yes' everyone gets searched these days!

Flying is no longer a pleasure but a nightmare waiting up to an hour in queues and wondering if that connecting flight has left....,,

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Are spanners banned from planes now?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why should i take my shoes off and my belt off. If i take a boat or bus or rental car, no problem.

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My Fuji Hiking Stick with all the stamps was confiscated. Told me it was a sword.

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WrembreckToday  11:01 am JST

“Ah I know this chocolate! It's from Kobe and is as bitter as hell, it got thrown out.”

In Japan men are thought to like less sweet things, hence products like Men’s Pocky, made with more bitter chocolate. Obviously not true for all men. But what a waste to throw it out, it’s not cheap. You could have heated it with milk and sugar or honey to make hot chocolate, used it in baking, etc.

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@Educator60

He hated it and wouldn't eat it, not much I can do about that. Nobody bakes, we both work full-time.

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Are spanners banned from planes now?

you might slowly unbolt the emergency handle or cockpit door hinges?

imagine the teeth and fingernails you could pull with a lowly set of pliers!!

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I see you’ve never been hit with a monkey wrench.

To the people questioning whether the scanners can detect metallic/non-metallic objects. The short answer is no.

The baggage scanners can only detect the density of materials.

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The laser chromatography scanner detects drugs and explosives, and the metal detector gate detects metals.

The baggage X-ray only shows the density of the objects.

A solid piece of chocolate would be fairly dense.

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 new meaning to plane chocolate.

I can't believe someone down-voted your comment - great pun.

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Pukey2Today  09:42 am JST

Always make sure you know what's inside packages you're carrying. He could have been given drugs for all he knows.

Yeah. I mean, you never know your dear old mum hasn't put drugs into that batch of cookies she baked for you or that your girlfriend hasn't snuck a bomb into her expensive novelty chocolate. While we're at it, let's make sure those shoes you bought abroad haven't had secret shivs implanted in the lining and the dental work you got done doesn't have a radio transmitter inside.

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Were the chocolates wrapped in foil?

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I met a music student whose violin bow case attracted the airport security officer's attention.When asked about the contents he said it contained a bow and the airport guy started screaming,"Where are the arrows?"

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katsu78:

You may make fun of the situation, but I would not risk anything if I were travelling to places like South East Asia.

GW:

In case you don't know Japan has VERY strict gun/sword control law so ANYTHING that resembles a blade WILL be highly scrutinized.

Did you miss the part where I said the knife was a plastic model and only half an inch long? By the way, there was a picture of the toy soldiers and what-not on the packet which itself was about the size of my hand. When some people have an ounce of authority, like those miserable Japanese ojiisans behind the counters at the immigration office or TSA in America, they act nasty because they know they can.

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I remember being given similar sorts of things when I was a kid, though they were milk chocolate and never had a chance of getting me in to trouble! They didn't last long enough :)

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Chocolate tool kits used to be a favourite present as a child. In the UK you can still buy them at Christmas.

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