Afro Checked for Explosives

Filed Under: Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Isis Brantley thought she was on her way home to Dallas after she was screened at the initial security checkpoint at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

But not so fast, Ms. Brantley. Mind if we forage through your ample Afro to check for dynamite, C-4 or nitro?

Well, Ms. Brantley certainly did mind, but it did her no good. Officials proceeded to search her hair in front of dozens of other passengers.

Once she was thoroughly probed, Atlanta’s top explosives-in-the-hair expert declared that Isis Brantley was combustible-free.

Brantley insists that it wasn’t the search, itself, that upset her, but the embarrassment of the public display.

Note: These searches must be very effective as a deterrent, because we haven’t found a single incident of hair explosives on record.

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