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Man threatened with arrest at Heathrow for wearing Transform
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Are we all going to be forced to wear look alike garb like the Chinese?

Man threatened with arrest at Heathrow for wearing Transformers T-shirt
Last updated at 14:04pm on 02.06.08

Quote:An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun.

Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed 'offensive.'

The IT consultant was set to fly off on a business trip to Dusseldorf in Germany when he was pulled to one side.

Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt.

'"Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I'm not allowed to fly,' he said.

'It's a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I'm going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?

He was cooperative with the supervisor and took off the the 'offensive' T-shirt, replacing it with another shirt in his carry on luggage.

A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said: 'If a T-shirt had a rude word or a bomb on it, for example, a passenger may be asked to remove it.

'We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category.

'If it's offensive, we don't want other passengers upset.'

He said there was no record of the incident and the passenger 'certainly didn't make a formal complaint at the time.'

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#2
That's just silly.
Plus, everyone knows Megatron is not a terrorist.
:lol:
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It's profiling, Dillo - he looks like he could be a terrorist.
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Armadillo Wrote:That's just silly.
Plus, everyone knows Megatron is not a terrorist.
:lol:

Megatron could have been a terrorist...

It was Optimus Prime who definitely wasn't. They disguised themselves as cars in order to sneak in an attack and remain undetected. Ahead of the game eh?
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#5
I forgot to remove my belt when going through Heathrow security last year, the guard just waved me through. Had I been a minority, I probably would have been subject to a more thorough search. They were really tough on Middle Eastern or African males, I saw them doing spot checks on them before they entered the departure terminal or left the arrival terminal.
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#6
Bicycle,

I haven't seen our people eyeballing blacks or Arabs down here. In fact,just the opposite,we're pretty determined down here to keep blue eyed white folks from getting through,especially if they are in our military.

My son got stopped with his military paperwork orders in hand and in dress uniform for a full search of his sea bag. Likely candidate for al qaeda there.
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#7
ROFL!!!

Now that the laughter has stopped, I cant believe that the EU has gone this far as to say you must remove a SHIRT!!! /flail EU. Now, anyone care to explain why a shirt is going to be consider a threat??
One otehr thing, my friend Brennan who is in the Air Force, was stopped at the Air Port in Colorado Springs, and then after he got back from there, He got stopped....at Malmstrom AFB by the Security....real big opportunity for Terrorism....
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