Why Was the Baby in a Bag?
Woman Puts Baby Through Airport X-Ray
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 20, 2006
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.
The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.
''This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler,'' said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.
The incident happened early Saturday, airport officials said.
Haney said in 1988, an infant in a car seat went through an X-ray machine at the Los Angeles airport.
Which begs the question.