CNN — A traveler at Boston Logan International Airport was arrested after he was found to have in his carry-on luggage a so-called “vampire straw,” which can be used as a weapon.
The 26-year old man was headed to Chicago from Boston on April 23, according Daniel Velez, spokesman for TSA New England.
Velez told CNN that while vampire straws may be permitted in checked luggage in some states, they are illegal to carry in Massachusetts.
What is a vampire straw
Velez told CNN that the straw’s “strength, length and dagger-like point make it a defense weapon” and that the “company’s website labels it as such.”
The Szabo Inc. website advertises an $85 titanium vampire straw. According to the product description, the straw “allows the user to drink effortlessly any thick shake or smoothie.”
But in addition to making it easier to drink a smoothie, the straw is also “designed for self defense” …