Apple Design Award grabs unwanted attention at TSA checkpoint
During Juraj Hlaváč’s trip to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year, he was bestowed the honor of winning an Apple Design Award for this educational game, Bobo Explores Light, on behalf of his company, Game Collage. While we’re sure he was probably thinking about where he was going to put it once he got home, he didn’t think about actually getting it home.
If you haven’t seen what the award looks like, it is a cube that is emblazoned with the Apple logo and the award title that glows from within. Without thinking twice about it, Hlaváč attempted to pass through security before boarding his flight back home to Seattle with the glowing cube wrapped up in a t-shirt in his backpack.
When his backpack was examined through the x-ray scanner, TSA officials immediately took notice. They continued to flag over other officials until “there was a small crowd scrutinizing the image.”
Once he explained that it was an award from Apple, TSA put it in its own bin and rescanned it. It was determined to be safe and returned to its rightful owner to complete its journey to Seattle.
We’re guessing the next time he wins an Apple Design Award, Hlaváč will check it or, better yet, mail it home instead.