TSA Calls The Stuff They Take From You ‘Voluntary Abandoned Property’

April 7, 2013


When you line up for airport screening if you have a soda, a shampoo bottle that’s more than a few ounces, or any other banned items you forgot to leave at home the TSA takes it away from you. But according to them the items weren’t taken, they were voluntarily abandoned. No kidding.

The name they have for those goods is a hoot: “Voluntarily Abandoned Property.

I am a simple man and believe words mean things.

When the TSA tells you to leave something you own behind or you can’t get on the plane, that’s not exactly “voluntary” in my book. Kind of sounds like blackmail, but that’s just me. When I’m told if I don’t leave it, I can’t get on the plane, I wouldn’t consider myself “abandoning” that item because you usually abandon something you don’t want.

It was my “property” but after I “voluntarily abandon” it, where exactly does it go? Well, according to TSA Management Directive No. 200.52,

“VAP deposited in collection bins shall not be recovered by, and will not be returned to, passengers. Upon voluntary abandonment of the prohibited item, the item immediately becomes the property of the Federal Government.” (Read More)

Update: Linked by The Other McCain - thanks!

vaso link

Tags: , , ,

Advertise Here!

blog advertising is good for you

Tip Jar: Make a Blogger Smile

Latest Newsmax Headlines


RSS Latest posts

  • Words Can’t Describe The Idiocy
  • Dan Maffei, Champion Of Getting Money Out Of Politics, Raked In Over $300K In Three Months
  • Senator Ted Cruz Releases Report On Obama’s Power Grabs
  • Kathleen Sebelius Caught Off Guard By, Er, Unexpected Opposition To Obamacare
  • Mitch McConnell’s Office Was Bugged, Recording Released On Far Left Website
  • Obama’s Budget Never Balances Yet He Assures Us It Doesn’t Spend Beyond Our Means
  • Media Blacks Out Coverage Of Philly Abortionist’s Trial
  • Despite What The Media May Tell You, Obama’s Budget Doesn’t Actually Cut The Budget
  • Who Are Our Heroes?
  • This Explains Alot – The Curley Effect

Support this site, click here to shop Amazon

Advertise Here!

blog advertising is good for you

Shop Target!

Shop Daily Deals at Target.com. Always Free Shipping.

stat counter

Zilla Aid!


BadBlue News Service

Zilla Award Winner

2012 Zilla Award

Larwyn’s Linx

Boycott the New York Times -- Read the Real News at Larwyn's Linx

Hot Topics

  • Maggie's Notebook
    Americans Have Been Sequestered By Their Elected Public Servants
Thumbnails by M-Software.de

Thanks for Voting! 1st Place!


Top Economics Sites

2nd Place in Troopathon 2012

Troopathon 2012 is over, but you can still send care packages to the troops!

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin