TSA baggage screeners have been known to spot and confiscate varying things from travelers' suitcases. Shaving cream, perfume bottles, water bottles, nail clippers, you know, things like that.
Well now you can add pieces of human skull to that list
According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, TSA agents at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International found the remains of a human skull inside the suitcase of a woman traveling to Baltimore on Wednesday.
Apparently the screeners noticed the skull fragments, and human teeth, mixed in with dirt and rocks inside pieces of wrapped ceramic pottery. The luggage belonged to two women looking to catch an Airtran flight.
Homicide detectives were called in to interview the women, who had just returned from Cuba.
According to police, the women claim to have bought the ceramic pottery in Cuba while visiting there several days ago. The women had purchased the pots for their homes for spiritual reasons, mainly to ward off evil spirits.
Apparently, they were unaware that this particular set of the pottery warded off evil spirits with a dead person's skull and teeth.
After conducting the interviews, BSO concluded that the women had no idea the skull pieces were in their pottery, or even suspect any foul play.
The women were allowed to leave for Baltimore on a later flight, sans skull fragments.
The pots, along with the skull pieces, have been handed over to the Broward Medical Examiner's Office for examination.
The Department of Homeland Security is also reportedly reviewing the case.
As a lesson, next time you find yourself buying pottery, make sure that it isn't filled with pieces of a skeleton. Just a tip!