A woman in Colorado says U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hit her with a $500 fine after finding an apple in her bag.
Fox 31 Denver reported that Crystal Tadlock held onto an apple she received from Delta Airlines during a trip back from Paris.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent later found the apple while searching her bag. Tadlock told the network that the agent would not allow her to eat or dispose of the apple, which was in a bag that featured Delta’s logo.
“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 the news outlet.
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