This girl had to pay $500 for an Apple. And the reason is outrageous, Check it out!

There are a few lucky ones out there who get away with anything in the world, and many of us who are unlucky and unprepared for the actions of those in power. A girl named Crystal Tadlock had to pay a fine of Rs 33,000 for an Apple and not the electronic kind of apple, but a real one, and that makes her unlucky.

The airline decided to fine her $500 for an apple which she was flying between Paris and USA. The girl failed to declare the fruit because she got the Apple from Airlines only. She decided to carry the fruit as she was not hungry and decided to put it in her bag.

However, afterwards the customs informed her that she would be fined $500. She tried pointing it out that the Delta logo but to no avail.

She said-

“It’s really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit.”

Talking to Denver TV station Fox 31, she said –

“He had asked me if my trip to France as 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’.”

Crystal also took to social media and posted about the same. She wrote-

Near the very end of my Delta flight from Paris, I received an apple from my flight attendant.
The apple was in a sealed bag with napkin & silverware, even though no one uses a fork to eat an apple. I wasn’t hungry so I jammed the apple in my carry on as we exited the plane.
I waited for a while in the customs line and instead of putting my bag on the conveyor belt to X-ray it, they were randomly selecting bags to search. Mine was selected. They went through and saw the Delta apple. I told them I forgot about it since I didn’t purchase it and had obviously received it from Delta airline. “Well, your trip is going to get a lot more expensive” said the customs guy.
$500 dollars more expensive. Apparently throwing the apple out wasn’t an option.
He wanted me to pay the money right then & I said no way. My other option is court, which would be in Minnesota.
Shame on Delta for handing out fruit if they know minutes later would be a violation of US customs.
I received an email saying my global pre check is revoked & now every time I fly, I’m going to be searched. This is all so disappointing.

@delta #deltaforbiddenfruit
#delta #deltaairlines #customs #uscustoms #borderprotection #deptofhomelandsecurity #security #tsa #checkpoint #globalentry #precheck #internationalflight #international #travel #travelers #deptofagriculture #agriculture

Near the very end of my Delta flight from Paris, I received an apple 🍎 from my flight attendant. The apple was in a sealed bag with napkin & silverware, even though no one uses a fork to eat an apple. I wasn’t hungry so I jammed the apple in my carry on as we exited the plane. I waited for a while in the customs line and instead of putting my bag on the conveyor belt to X-ray it, they were randomly selecting bags to search. Mine was selected. They went through and saw the Delta apple. I told them I forgot about it since I didn’t purchase it and had obviously received it from Delta airline. “Well, your trip is going to get a lot more expensive” said the customs guy. $500 dollars more expensive. Apparently throwing the apple out wasn’t an option. He wanted me to pay the money right then & I said no way. My other option is court, which would be in Minnesota. Shame on Delta for handing out fruit if they know minutes later would be a violation of US customs. I received an email saying my global pre check is revoked & now every time I fly, I’m going to be searched. This is all so disappointing. @delta 🍎 #deltaforbiddenfruit 🍎 #delta #deltaairlines #customs #uscustoms #borderprotection #deptofhomelandsecurity #security #tsa #checkpoint #globalentry #precheck #internationalflight #international #travel #travelers #deptofagriculture #agriculture

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In her twitter post which she did after the incident, she showed the bag had written “Enjoy” over it with an Apple in it.

False, I did not enjoy the apple. Instead I received a $500 violation, had my globally entry revoked (first time I’ve used it) AND I will be searched on every flight for the rest of my life #deltaforbiddenfruit #crystaltadlock #delta #applegate

Yep, Two main points:

The problem is inconsistency with customs. I know multiple people that were given the opportunity to throw fruit or other items away & proceed on with their lives. Also why is Delta handling out fruit that will not pass customs minutes later?

The matter got serious and Delta had to reply –

Hi, thanks for following up with us. We apologize for the disappointing experience. Please see this link for more information about bringing food into the US.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted –

 

 

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