Airport security confiscates 5-year-old's Buzz Lightyear toy

TSA Confiscates Buzz Lightyear Toy From 5-Year-Old Child
TSA Confiscates Buzz Lightyear Toy From 5-Year-Old Child


Levi Zilka, 5, was beyond excited when his uncle bought him a Buzz Lightyear toy during his first trip to Disney World. However, his excitement was soon diminished when the TSA threw his precious toy in the trash at the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida.

"They said it looks too much like a gun," said Zilka, "and you can't bring guns on the plane."

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"We understand that things are scary out there right now but taking a toy from a five year old doesn't enhance national security," said Zilka's father, David.

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Even though Zilka began "bawling ... tears streaming down his face, crying," the TSA adhered to their requirement for "realistic replicas of firearms to be checked."

Despite this rule, David still believes that his son was not treated fairly.

"Why'd it make you so said," someone asked Zilka.

"Because," he said, "they threw it in the trash."

Levi Zilka's not the only kid who got his toy confiscated by the TSA:

Airport Enforces Rules, Confiscates Toddler's Minions-Branded Toy Gun
Airport Enforces Rules, Confiscates Toddler's Minions-Branded Toy Gun


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