A man was arrested at BWI after a loaded handgun was discovered in his carry-on bag by security officials. But it wasn't the only thing he tried to sneak past TSA agents.
After spotting the firearm on X-ray, a live dog was discovered in the man's 2nd bag as it passed through the machine.
To complete a troika of violations, the passenger was also carrying a small knife, the TSA reported. He was arrested on state weapons charges and the gun was confiscated.
"It's difficult to say which of the 2 was more surprising - the X-ray image of the gun or the image of the dog's moving skeleton," the TSA said. "Firearms are never allowed at checkpoints and pets should not be placed through X-ray machines."
The dog was inside what looked like a duffel bag but was in fact a soft case pet carrier.
Under TSA rules, all pets must be removed from checked bags before X-ray screening and carried through metal detectors by their owners.
The man, who has not been named, could face a civil penalty of up to $12,000.