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Sorry, Negan: TSA says Lucille has to go in checked luggage

Someone in Atlanta tried to take a replica of the infamous "Walking Dead" barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat on board a plane.

(Spoilers for "The Walking Dead" ahead.)

Someone at the Transportation Security Administration is a fan of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and knows their stuff.

On Friday, the TSA's celebrated Instagram account published a photo of a replica of Lucille, the barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat killing machine belonging to murderous psycho Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Seems that some passenger thought it would be OK to bring their replica version of the death instrument on a plane in their carry-on luggage.

Maybe the passenger thought there'd be some especially wicked fights over the last drumstick at Thanksgiving or something. But as the TSA noted when publishing the photo, even though the barbed wire was rubber and the blood (appeared to be) fake, Lucille is still a baseball bat, and all baseball bats have to fly in the cargo hold.

Somewhere, Glen and Abraham are yelling, "WELL DUH!"

It shouldn't escape TWD fans' notice that Little Lucille was discovered at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and that much of "The Walking Dead" takes place, or at least begins, in the Atlanta area. As the TSA account notes, rather ominously, "We're just glad Lucille wasn't thirsty."