A former New Yorker got into a sticky situation at LaGuardia Airport after making a bomb joke about his jar of peanut butter to a TSA agent. Now, he’s suing the worker for $5 million.
Frank Hannibal was going through security when TSA screener Edwin Sanchez noticed a layer of oil on top of his jar of Crazy Richard’s gourmet peanut butter. Hannibal sarcastically mentioned that the airport was going to confiscate his explosives. The TSA agent didn’t appreciate the joke.
Instead of getting on a plane, Hannibal spent the next 25 hours in the slammer. One of the worst parts of his experience, he said, was the poor quality of his prison food: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For a self-styled peanut butter snob like Hannibal, those sandwiches are no laughing matter.
So what happened to this all-natural peanut butter that got Hannibal into trouble?
“I ate it,” he said.
That might not have been a great idea. It could be considered tampering with evidence!