Security Confiscations Turn Up on e-Bay
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
You know, it's one thing to hand over your grande mocha half-caff latte before getting on your flight, but what happens to all those confiscated Swiss Army knives and nail clippers? Turns out some of them end up in a government warehouse in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - where they're auctioned off on eBay.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
So far, the Pennsylvania General Services Department has received sombreros, machetes, a hundred sets of handcuffs - some of them fur-lined - as well as auto parts, gardening tools, and hockey sticks. Could this have been a plot of a different kind? The department reports that it has earned more than $300,000 since the program began.