Another gun-wielding toy has had its weapon seized by airport security. After a cowboy sock monkey Rooster Monkburn had his tiny harmless weapon seized last year, a Woody doll underwent similar probe at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Healthrow traveler John Hazen posted a picture of his son’s figurine to the social-media website Reddit on Tuesday showing a security official removing the doll’s gun. “At Heathrow, security just confiscated his ‘weapon,’ keep the world safe boys,” Hazen wrote on the site. The doll does not usually come armed with gun — it was an accessory the family added.
A Heathrow representative did not confirm whether the gun was confiscated but said if the seizure did occur, it would be “a bit overzealous,” according to the Huffington Post.
Hazen said that he brings the Woddy doll with him when he travels for work and sends pictures of it perched at different locations around the world to his son before going to bed.