A five-year-old boy had his two small Nerf guns confiscated by airport security.
Brock Figliomeni spent $50AUD on the toys during a week-long holiday in Bali with his family, only to have them ripped from his possession at Denpasar Airport.
His mother, Leigh, said security told her the novelty items ‘posed a threat’ and would not be allowed through the gate on the family’s arrival home to Perth Saturday night, reports Daily Mail.
She claimed airport staff asked her to open the bag containing the toys following its journey through the X-Ray machine, then told her it needed to be removed.
‘We placed all our luggage, both checked and carry on, into the X-ray machine and, on inspection, we were asked to open one of our secure locked bags (meant for checked baggage),’ Ms Figliomeni told Daily Mail Australia.
‘My five-year-old son’s two small Nerf guns were confiscated. When we asked why, we were told they posed a ‘threat’ and would not be allowed into Australia.’
The little boy was extra devastated because he paid for the two guns with money his grandmother had given him, Ms Figliomeni said.
The youngster was brought to tears at having to give up his prized foam-based weaponry and was ‘still banging on about it’ two hours later, according to his mum.
She has issued a warning to other parents explaining how she believes it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to bringing home overseas shopping.
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