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Freddy Krueger Just Met His Match: the TSA

TFW you can’t bring your glove on an airplane.
TFW you can’t bring your glove on an airplane.
Photo: New Line Cinema

Freddy Krueger usually travels through people’s dreams. But when he does try to fly commercial, he’s got a big problem—weapons are not allowed on board.

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Yesterday, the TSA posted a photo of a replica (well, we hope it’s a replica) Freddy Krueger glove that someone tried to get through airport security in Atlanta, Georgia. The photo is terrifying but the caption is priceless.

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As noted, the TSA caught the culprit and confiscated the glove which would have be allowed in checked baggage, just not a carry-on.

We’ve gotta say, nice job by the TSA for making sure someone couldn’t get that instrument of death on a flight—and kudos to their social media team for having some fun with one of the most important, but unenviable, jobs out there.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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DISCUSSION

It was the early 1990s. I was scheduled to interview Robert Englund hours before his guest appearance at a horror movie festival in Milano, Italy, and he was rather desperate because customs had held his Freddy glove. Luckily, I was geeky enough to have brought with me my old Nightmare on Elm Street toy glove, hoping for a souvenir photo with me threatening him. To make a short story shorter, that night Freddy Krueger went on stage wearing MY terror glove (temporarily enhanced by FX virtuoso Sergio Stivaletti). And yes, I got my photo - it’s somewhere in the attic, I believe. This is just to say that Krueger gloves always have a hard time travelling the waking world!