Peanut Butter Lover Suing Port Authority and TSA for $5 Million

Not so smooth.
Not so smooth. Photo: Courtesy Krema Products

It wasn’t Skippy: “They’re looking to confiscate my explosives,” former New Yorker Frank Hannibal joked to his wife and daughters just as he was pulled out of the TSA queue at La Guardia Airport by security workers who were confused by the sheen of all-natural oil floating inside his container of Crazy Richard’s peanut butter. That comment didn’t fly with one of the screeners, however, and Hannibal spent the next day in jail, where he was served lackluster peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. His detainment stunned his family and turned his life upside-down, and now the Arizona man is suing the Port Authority and the TSA for $5 million. “It’s a sorry state of affairs in this country when sarcasm is considered a felony,” his lawyer tells the Daily News. [NYDN via Daily Intelligencer]