A Jacksonville teen may want to rethink her wardrobe accessories after she said she was prevented from boarding a flight because of her purse design.
Vanessa Gibbs, 17, said officials with the Transportation Security Administration at Norfolk International Airport stopped her during a security screening because they said her handbag -- which has the shape of a gun designed on it -- was as a security risk, WJXT-TV reported.
According to the TV station, Gibbs said she had no problem going through TSA screening at Jacksonville International Airport but was stopped as she was headed home from a holiday trip in Virginia.
"It's my style. It's camouflage. It has an old western gun on it," Gibbs told the TV station. "She was like, 'This is a federal offense because it's in the shape of a gun.' I'm like, 'But it's a design on a purse. How is it a federal offense?'"
Gibbs said after agents figured out the gun was a fake, she was directed to check the bag or turn it over.