A woman was stopped at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered gun-shaped shoes in her luggage.
The shoes, made by brand Pleaser and called the Bondgirl-701-3, have platforms that feature what look like bullets and heels meant to look like a handgun.
TSA public-affairs spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein shared photos of the shoes on her Twitter account, writing, “Shoes and bracelets that are less than ideal to wear or bring to a @TSA checkpoint. These delayed a traveler at BWI.”
— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) February 29, 2016
Pleaser took to Instagram to clear up any confusion about its style: “While the shoes will only serve to make you [look] fabulous and otherwise pose no other threat, we don’t recommend carrying your #Bondgirl heels in your carry on. We’d hate for you to miss your flight or lose your shoes!”
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Seems that the #Pleaser Bondgirl-701-3 is making headlines today with the #TSA. We had a chuckle at this, but just as a #PSA: while the shoes will only serve to make you looks fabulous and otherwise pose no other threat we don't recommend carrying your #Bondgirl heels in your carry on. We'd hate for you to miss your flight or lose your shoes! #PleaserUSA #PleaserShoes #PleaserHeels #GunHeels #LOL #exoticdancershoes #BreakingNews #exoticdancerheels #7inchheels #chromeheels
Elody Romero, a rep for Pleaser shoes, told the Baltimore Sun that the 7.5-inch heels are made of plastic and have a chrome coating to make them look more real. According to the article, Romero had “never heard of the heels holding up the security line at an airport.”