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Flamin' Hot Cheetos flagged by TSA after woman brings '20 bags' through security

FOX News logo FOX News 10/9/2019 Alexandra Deabler

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers check passenger's identification at a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Financing for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is set to lapse after Friday and the agency would face a partial shutdown unless Congress provides new money. More than 200,000 government employees deemed essential at DHS, including TSA officers, would still have to report to their posts, even though their pay would stop unless Congress finds a solution. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg © Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers check passenger's identification at a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Financing for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is set to lapse after Friday and the agency would face a partial shutdown unless Congress provides new money. More than 200,000 government employees deemed essential at DHS, including TSA officers, would still have to report to their posts, even though their pay would stop unless Congress finds a solution. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Well, they are advertised as being "dangerously cheesy."

A woman uploaded a video on Twitter of the time she claims a Transportation Security Administration agent stopped her because of the many bags of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos she had in her carry-on bag.

Emily Mei, who goes by Emily Ghoul on the social media site, wrote that she was carrying “like 20 bags of Hot Cheetos” with her on a trip to Korea for her friends that live in the country, as the snack is hard to find there.

However, to the security check, it seemed a bit suspicious.

“Will never forget the day TSA stopped me cuz they thought I was hiding s--- inside my bag cuz all I had was like 20 bags of Hot Cheetos,” she wrote on Twitter, along with a video.

In the video Mei uploaded, it shows a TSA agent pulling bags of the spicy cheese chip out of the woman's Louis Vuitton carry-on and wiping them down before placing them down to her right. About seven bags are seen resting on the table next to the TSA agent.

The tweet went viral, receiving over 1.6 million views as of Tuesday afternoon and hundreds of comments of people sharing their own experiences trying to bring bulk food items through airport security.

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