February 3, 2011
A couple has been left stunned after airport security told them their seven centimetre toy gun was a “firearm”.
Ken Lloyd and his wife bought a toy soldier figurine â€“ complete with the tiny rifle â€“ during a visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Garrison, Blandford, UK.
However the pair was shocked when airport security barred them from passing the checkpoint with the tiny toy.
At just seven centimetres long and made of plastic, the device could hardly be mistaken for the real thing.