View Full Version : Lighter mistaken for grenade at MIA

12-25-2012, 01:40 PM
Author: Janine Stanwood, Reporter, jstanwood@Local10.com
Published On: Dec 24 2012 11:27:17 AM EST Updated On: Dec 24 2012 03:56:16 PM EST

A lighter was mistaken for a grenade at Miami International Airport, prompting a security scare on Christmas Eve, said Miami-Dade Police.

A woman flying to Honduras was carrying the lighter.

"It appeared that there was something that looked like a grenade in there. So obviously we can't take any chances with that," said Lauren Stover, assistant aviation director for public safety at the airport.
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Were they more worried that it looked like a grenade or that it could light an evil cigarette?