Aviation

Woman fined $500 for taking apple off plane

Lauren Croft

In perhaps the overreaction of the century, a woman has been fined $500 for taking an apple off a plane. What?

Crystal Tadlock was travelling from the US to Paris when she was given a sliced apple on-board her first flight, which she decided to save for her second flight.

According to the BBC, said apple was found by US border agents in a random bag search in Minneapolis.

And because all food and agricultural items must be declared, Tadlock was slapped with a massive fine. For taking the very dangerous apple in between planes.

The apple was handed out in a zip locked bag from Delta Air Lines – which Tadlock did not open.

When the prohibited item was found, she asked if she should eat it or throw it away before boarding, like you would if you had a bottle of water left over. Instead, Tadlock received a $500 fine from the agent.

She then posted a pic on Twitter of a sad, empty apple bag, with the word ENJOY written across it. Which obviously, Tadlock didn’t do.

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The frequent traveller told CBS Denver that she had gone to France after winning a tour of the Grey Goose vodka castle in Paris.

“He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, ‘Yeah.’ I didn’t really get why he was asking that question, and then he said ‘It’s about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500’,” she told KDVR-TV.

“It’s really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit,” Tadlock added.

Tadlock also said that her Global Entry status, which gives her the privilege of expedited security checks, has now been revoked – and that she’s planning on taking the #applegate incident to court.

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One response to “Woman fined $500 for taking apple off plane”

  1. Maybe Vegan Crystal should listen to announcements and read the signs everywhere about declaring / throwing out fresh fruit. Bet she’d be the first to post about it if she found fruit fly in her apple too.
    moan all she likes but she broke the clear rules that exist for good reasons

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