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Grandmother Detained At Airport

Grandmother Detained At Airport

Purim Spoof 2011

New York — An elderly Jewish grandmother was detained at La Guardia Airport yesterday morning before finally being allowed to board her flight to Cleveland.

Security officials grew suspicious when an X-ray machine showed the 86-year-old woman was wearing extra-large underpants as she passed through the screening area at the terminal.

Fearing a possible underwear bomber, alert officials whisked the frail woman to a private room nearby, where she was wanded and frisked.

After a 15-minute interrogation, the grandmother, listed on the passenger manifesto only as “Bubby,” was released and allowed to board the airplane.

The woman seemed unfazed by it all.

“I guess they’ve never seen bubby pants before,” she chuckled.