Actress Gabrielle Union was stopped by airport security officials on Wednesday (08Feb12) because her hairpiece was deemed a flight risk.
The Bad Boys II star was making her way through an airport metal detector when her updo caught the eye of Transportation Security Administration agents, who thought Union may have been hiding something in her weave.
Baffled by the incident, the actress took to her Twitter.com account to recount the experience to fans.
In a series of posts, she wrote, "Ma (my) weave got 'flagged' by the bodyscan at security. Tsa required a hair patdown. No lie... If human hair & thread sets off the bodyscanner...a lot of folks jus (sic) ended up on the 'watch list'...its (sic) a weave not terrorism".
Union later managed to see the funny side of the security stop and laughed it off, joking, "Bout (sic) to take off...hopefully my weave doesn't cause turbulence...its (sic) clearly very powerful".