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TSA Agent Confiscates Sock Monkey's Toy Pistol

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One very diligent TSA agent in St. Louis has the Internet talking on Monday after confiscating a toy pistol from the doll earlier this month.

First reported by KING-TV, "Rooster Monkburn," as he's known, is owned by Phyllis May. According to the TV station, May owns a small business that sells unique sock monkey dolls.

May said she and her husband were traveling from St. Louis to Seattle when the incident occurred on Dec. 3. They were going through the screening process when an agent held up her bag and asked who it belonged to.

May told KING-TV the agent went through her bag and found the tiny fake gun among sewing supplies.

"She said ‘this is a gun,'" said May. "I said no, it's not a gun it's a prop for my monkey."

"She said ‘If I held it up to your neck, you wouldn't know if it was real or not,' and I said ‘really?'" said May.

The agent told May, according to KING-TV, the gun would have to be confiscated and agents would call police.

It turns out, none of that happened. May was able to get her sewing supplies back and police were never called.

"Rooster Monkburn has been disarmed so I'm sure everyone on the plane was safe," she told KING-TV. "I understand she was doing her job but at some point doesn't common sense prevail?"

Read the full story from KING5.com.

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