Garden tools.. a chainsaw?! People try to bring crazy things on flights

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Cleveland --TSA at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is showing off some of the banned items they've collected in hopes of reminding flyers about what you can and can't bring in your bags.

All kinds of objects were on display like massive knives, pepper spray, liquids and even gardening tools.

FOX 8's Brittany Harris was even told someone tried to bring a chainsaw on a flight.

"They store things in bags and they forget about them and they just throw some clothes in and don't pay attention; then they bring it through and that's when we find the prohibited item," said TSA Supervisor Robert Sartschev.

He said they never confiscate items; people have the option of surrendering them. They also are able to mail it home, give it to a family member who isn't traveling, or put it in their car.

There are some exceptions like if it's illegal. For example, police would be called in for a firearm or grenade.

"The scary part about that is 95% of these firearms we're finding nationwide are loaded. So it becomes a safety issue not only for other passengers, but for our employees," said TSA Spokesman Mark Howell.

He said there's a number of reasons why these kinds of problems surface. One being the fact that people are often in a rush and just aren't thinking about what they're packing. Other times, they're trying to cram as much into a carry on bag to avoid paying baggage fees and forget that the rules are different.

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