Don't bring 'cat eyes' to St. Louis airport or you might face legal action

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Photo credit (St. Louis Lambert International Airport)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Officials with St. Louis Lambert International Airport want to remind all travelers about not bringing a prohibited item that they're starting to see more of.

The airport says they've confiscated a number of self-protection devices known as "cat eyes" in recent months. Anyone found with one in St. Louis may face legal action as it is considered a concealed weapon in St. Louis County.

The weapon is often found on keychains and its spiked ears can be used to hurt others.

The police are contacted anytime a TSA detects the item, which leads to the passenger being removed from the security line, taken to the Airport Police Station and the passenger may be prosecuted under State statute or St. Louis County Ordinance.

"So, if you are flying over the upcoming holidays and you want a smooth trek through TSA security, as well as no additional time spent with the Airport Police, keep the cat eyes at home," the airport asks.

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