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Woman Gets Fined $500 for an Apple She Was Given on Flight

Woman Gets Fined $500 for an Apple She Was Given on Flight

Skip that apple a day. 

A woman wasn’t thinking much when she was given an apple as a snack on her flight from France to Denver aboard a Delta Air Lines flight, but she soon won’t forget it now. The passenger, Crystal Tadlock, popped the wrapped apple in her purse, and it was only rediscovered when she went through customs at Denver International Airport. An agent found the fruit after she was randomly selected. 

"He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, 'yeah.' I didn’t really get why he was asking that question, and then he said 'It’s about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500,'" Tadlock told KDVR. 

When she pleaded to just throw it out or eat it, she was told no. 

"It’s really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit," she told KDVR. 

Delta would not comment on why they didn’t warn passengers about not bringing the fruit, and the TSA said they don’t comment on specific cases, but that penalties can reach up to $1,000. 

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