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TSA Searches Woman's Luggage And Uncovers 'Like 20 Bags' Of Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Caitlyn Clancey 11 Oct 2019

I'll be the first to admit that my love for Cheetos (particularly the Flamin' Hot variety) usually knows no bounds, but even I think this is a little excessive.

A woman was recently stopped at the airport and had her luggage searched by the Transport Security Administration (TSA), who uncovered some 20 bags of the florescent-red snacks in her duffel.

Hey, some people don't like airplane food so they bring their own. And, apparently, enough for the entire cabin.

Twitter user Emily Mei shared the video online in which one TSA worker carefully plucks the snacks from her luggage.

In the caption, she wrote that she will "never forget the day TSA stopped me," simply because they were suspicious about the unusually large amount of Cheetos this lone passenger was traveling with.

I'm not sure what amount of the spicy-cheesy puffs would be considered perfectly normal but apparently 20 was flag-worthy.

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When I first read that Mei suspected she had "like 20 bags" of Cheetos in her duffel, I was a little suspicious.


But when you watch the video, you can definitely see how legitimate that number really is.

The quick clip shows an airport security worker donning a pair of latex gloves as she works to empty Mei's Luis Vuitton tote of its impressive snack haul. Each bag is meticulously swiped with a wipe of some sort.

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In a follow-up tweet, Mei offered some explanation as to why she was carting so many bags.

Apparenty, she was traveling to Korea and, knowing just how difficult it is to snag a bag of the yummy snack there, she decided to bring a lot plenty Flamin' Hot Cheetos to share with her friends.

But apparently, airport security were less interested in her snack-sharing as they were in the potential for her to be smuggling something less savory across international waters. But I'm sure they all had a good laugh once the bags were cleared and Mei was good to board the plane.

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The video has gone viral on Twitter, and some users have shared similar hilarious travel stories in a show of solidarity.

Unlike Mei, this person wasn't just traveling with one kind of Cheez-It, but a whole variety just in case they got bored of the hum-drum O.G. flavor. And for that, we salute them.

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