Always be leery of airline snacks!
An Arvada woman said she’s facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after she saved a free apple she received from an airline on her way home from Paris. Crystal Tadlock said toward the end of her flight, attendants passed out apples in plastic bags.
She wasn’t hungry at the time so she threw the snack in her bag and planned to eat it during the second leg of her trip back to Denver. Tadlock said when she went through customs, her bag was randomly searched. She said the customs agent pulled out the apple in the plastic bag with Delta’s logo on it.
Tadlock said she had just received the snack from the airline and asked if she could throw it out or eat it. She said the agent said no, and handed her a $500 fine instead.
“He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, ‘Yeah.’ I didn’t really get why he was asking that question, and then he said ‘It’s about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500,'” Tadlock said. – Fox31 Denver
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