Security and a gun shaped house key story.
The same key that gets Henry Echevarria into his home almost kept him and his wife from departing on a vacation cruise.
On Sunday, security screeners at Port Canaveral, Florida, told Echevarria and his wife, Lisa, that they could not board the Carnival cruise ship Liberty with his 2-inch, gun-shaped house key.
?He pulls out my key and says, ?Oh, here?s the problem,? ? said Henry Echevarria, who lives in this community about 45 miles north of Tampa. ?It?s my house key, and he said, ?Well, you can?t take it on.? ? Both Henry and Lisa Echevarria work in law enforcement ? Henry is a Pasco County deputy ? so they know about security procedures and concerns.
?First of all, you can?t even get your finger in the hole if it was a gun, and you can barely get a finger around the grip,? he said.
He let Carnival put the key in a safe so he could retrieve it when they returned, but Henry Echevarria contended that action raised some security concerns of its own.
?They have my address. They have my key,? he said
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