Boy’s Treasured Toy Trashed By TSA

posted on November 20, 2015

No trip to Disney World is complete without a souvenir to remember the adventure. For 5-year-old Levi Zilka, that special treasure was his Buzz Lightyear toy. But instead of taking the toy home and enjoying the memento of a memorable vacation, Levi watched as it was tossed into the trash at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. This came courtesy of a TSA agent who thought it looked “too much like a gun.” 

David Zilka, Levi’s father, said, “Once he realized what was happening, that they weren’t giving his toy back, he immediately starts bawling, just tears streaming down his face, crying.”

The actions of the TSA agent are under investigation, but that does little to console a devastated child who lost his favorite toy to gun paranoia gone too far. “We understand that things are scary out there right now,” added David, “but taking a toy from a 5-year-old doesn’t enhance national security.”

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