Preparing to board a flight to Denver, Colorado, frequent flyer Lois Lewis was shocked when explosives experts were called in to inspect the 60ml container as TSA agents shut down security throughout the entire Southwest Terminal while the substance was analyzed.
“They said if as a passenger you were to get on an airplane and [ ... ] wave this around people could maybe construe that as you making some sort of a threat,” said Lewis, who was ordered to provide a copy of her ID and give up the perfume.
But the story didn’t end there. Upon arriving in Denver, Lewis purchased another bottle of the distinctive perfume and packed it in her check-in luggage for the flight back. However, when she retrieved her bag she noticed it had been searched and the perfume had been removed from its plastic bag.