Comedian Billy Eichner Weirded Out After Finding An FBI Patch 'Scotch-Taped' To His Underwear After Flight
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is known to randomly rifle through the items in your checked luggage to look for dangerous materials and then maybe leave a note indicating your bag has been checked.
But comedian Billy Eichner received something other than a paper slip inside his luggage after returning from a work trip.
The Billy on the Street comedian discovered an FBI patch was Scotch-taped to the inner lining of his gym shorts and he had some serious questions.
The 42-year-old posted a video on social media and gave us the rundown.
HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE??? https://t.co/j1MsAD8sSr— billy eichner (@billy eichner)1620148121.0
While holding up the item in question, he said:
"It was like four pieces of Scotch tape taped into my underwear. This was not there when I packed it. Is that normal?"
"Is that allowed? I don't really care. Maybe it was my copy of 'Razzle Dazzle' [written by Michael Riedel] that they thought was a threat."
He said he tried looking for an explanation on Google and could not find anything.
He tagged reputable journalists and TV personalities, including CNN's Jake Tapper and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, to do a deep dive.
Let’s get to the bottom of this! @jaketapper @maddow @WillieGeist @RobinRoberts @hodakotb @alroker— billy eichner (@billy eichner)1620148224.0
Because Eichner is a prominent comedian and jokester, people thought this might be a funny "bit."
@billyeichner I think it may be a flirtatious gesture. That’s how I would take it. Or a TSA agent having fun, leavi… https://t.co/dDAMgzwO9M— Kristen Schaal (@Kristen Schaal)1620148422.0
On Instagram, fellow celebs marveled over the peculiar find.
Reese Witherspoon was stuck on one item.
Terms of Endearment star Debra Winger wrote:
"Totally normal! (just like the times we're living in ― definition of SUPER NORMAL)."
Sarah Jessica Parker was fixated on something else.
Molly's Game star Jessica Chastain responded with laughing emojis, and Life Itself actress Olivia Wilde simply wrote, "Baaahahhaaa."
Over on Twitter people followed suit in commenting on the mystery.
@billyeichner The legendary FBI (Federal Bikini Inspector) strikes again!— Jefferson Smith (@Jefferson Smith)1620148442.0
@cmclymer @billyeichner I'm still a bit suspicious because, you know, Billie.. . Why didn't he take a picture of it in situ?— Just Another Emily (@Just Another Emily)1620149133.0
@billyeichner I suspect this is the fbi’s way of telling you they took your dna and are planning on cloning you.— Colleen Stevenson (@Colleen Stevenson)1620148416.0
@billyeichner No way do I believe this! @FBI not taping to your underwear. It would be more official than that— Carmela DiRienzo (@Carmela DiRienzo)1620149863.0
@billyeichner The FBI got into your pants, and now they're in your head. Btw, I once opened my luggage after return… https://t.co/aciZI6QdQk— Elayne Let Everyone Vote Boosler (@Elayne Let Everyone Vote Boosler)1620157530.0
@billyeichner I hope you kept the scotch tape. If there is anything we have learned from crime procedurals it is… https://t.co/jzEZlDucLM— BillPollock (@BillPollock)1620150039.0
@billyeichner Does it have someone’s badge number on it? Maybe someone was hitting on you in a very unique, albeit creepy way?— rebecca angel baer (@rebecca angel baer)1620148309.0
@billyeichner I've had FBI agents in my underwear. But never when I wasn't wearing it.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1620157826.0
"Anyway, the FBI wants me," Eichner concluded. "Who can blame them?"