From The Sun
Brad Jayakody, 30, was shocked when he was told to change his top if he wanted to catch his flight from Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
IT consultant Brad — on a British Airways trip with four colleagues to Dusseldorf, Germany — asked to see the security chief.
He thought the boss would “see sense” — but he backed up the decision and threatened him with ARREST. Aussie-born Brad said: “My mate set off the alarms and was searched.
“But then the guy told me to stop and said ‘you cannot get on the plane because there is a gun on your T-shirt’.”
The top has the Transformers film character Optimus Prime on the front.
Brad, of Bayswater, West London, added: “It’s a cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. What was I going to do, use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?
“I was flabbergasted. I thought the supervisor would come over and see sense, but he didn’t. After I changed he said if I changed back I would be arrested.”
A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said: “If a T-shirt had a rude word or a bomb on it for example, a passenger may be asked to remove it.
“We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category.”
Last year Gatwick guards made a woman hand over a beef sandwich before boarding and last week a PhD student was stopped for wearing a gun-shaped charm necklace at an airport in Canada.