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She was accused of having a gun at an airport so police booked her a ticket to jail

The most unusual TSA checkpoint finds

Transportation Security Administration officers have kept a lot of dangerous and often times wacky items off of commercial aircraft this year. Here is their list of the top 10 most unusual finds.
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Transportation Security Administration officers have kept a lot of dangerous and often times wacky items off of commercial aircraft this year. Here is their list of the top 10 most unusual finds.

A 30-year-old woman faces a charge after police found a gun in her bag at the Myrtle Beach airport, according to an incident report.

Horry Police charged Muriel Mendonca Sharpe, of Conway, with carrying a weapon in a restricted place Thursday. She was released on $500 bond.

Police say on Thursday they were called to the Myrtle Beach International Airport after a TSA officer found a gun inside a bag a security check point.

Officers spoke to Sharpe, who told them they could look in the bag, according to an arrest report. Inside officers found an unloaded .380 Smith & Wesson gun. Police also found a magazine with six rounds inside.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.


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