Bunny Lady vs. the TSA

Posted Apr 11th 2011 11:00 AMUpdated Apr 11th 2011 11:56 AM

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Just in time for Easter comes the story of a Kansas clown who dresses up as a bunny and had a hassle with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over a basket of colorful, confetti-filled eggs.

Valerie Baul, 35, of Roeland Park, Ks., is usually in the business of making people smile as the singing and juggling "Bunny Lady," a role for which she dons a fuzzy pink and green costume with ears.

But she wasn't singing after an encounter with a TSA agent at Philadelphia International Airport, reports Fox 4 Kansas City.

Baul faces charges of harassment after a TSA agent inquired about the basket of eggs, which Baul says had just passed through an airport security X-ray machine.

"She said, 'What are those?' And I said, 'Well, they're eggs filled with confetti. You want to see what's inside? Here you go, you win, let's find out together.' And I put it on her head. And I didn't think anything of it," Baul, who was wearing pink bunny ears at the time, tells the TV outlet.

The TSA agent was not amused to be showered with confetti. Airport police authorities were called and Baul, who is also a community radio DJ in Kansas, says she was handcuffed and ended up being incarcerated at the airport for three hours. The incident occurred Valentine's Day weekend.

The "Bunny Lady" is due in court in Philadelphia in September on a misdemeaner harassment charge.

A TSA spokesman tells AOL Travel News the agency is cooperating with local authorities in the case, but declined to comment further.

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