Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:25:02 GMT

Osama Fin Laden. The fish that threatened national security. Lara Hayhurst, a student at Pace University, needed to take one small thing through the checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport: her pet beta fish MJ. This was, however, an apparent threat to the security of the airport and Lara's flight home to Pittsburgh for winter break. Flush the fish or become a felon? Read about Lara's decision and how the TSA forced her hand.

Remember, when 2″ long tropical fish can freely gain access to our airliners, the terrorists have… yada yada. [MetaFilter]