One woman traveling through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) was stopped by TSA for suspicious items in her carry-on.
Turns out the items in her bag were more delicious than suspicious.
When Chelsea Cawood Trinidad was flying back home to Tulsa from Cincinnati, she stuffed eight packages of Glier's Goetta into her luggage to bring to friends and family.
"I have lived in Tulsa my whole life, but my dad moved here from Cincinnati, so I was there visiting some cousins. Anytime someone visits each other, we always bring back goetta for Tulsans," she tells CityBeat via direct message on Instagram. "We have tried making it ourselves here, but it is nowhere near as tasty. My friends here who have tried it all love it."
TSA stopped her to check her carry-on and then let her through with her bounty of meaty goodness.
"They didn't tell my why they flagged it, but I imagine it had to do with the eight very dense, torpedo-shaped items in my carry-on LOL," she says.
The national TSA Instagram account — dedicated to "Travel Tips & Dad Joke Hits"
— was so entertained by the event that they posted about it, sharing Cawood Trinidad's post: "Yes, that's 8 rolls of goetta sausage. Yes, I got stopped by TSA. Yes, they all laughed when they opened my bag."
The TSA then added their own pun-filled caption saying the bag isn't the "wurst" they've ever seen, and that it is absolutely allowed for travelers to stow solid food items in their luggage.
"We aren't feeding you bologna here when we say solid foods are good to go in either your carry-on or checked bags. Doesn’t matter how you stuff it in there either," they wrote.