Lighter mistaken for grenade at MIA
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.
Were they more worried that it looked like a grenade or that it could light an evil cigarette?