Crystal Tadlock told that towards the end of her flight from Paris, the attendants of the flight passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack.
An Arvada woman said she's facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after she saved a free apple she received from an airline on her way home from Paris.
Tadlock is being charged $500 for an #Apple she had in her carry-on bag.
When questioned in regards to the snack, Tadlock defined she acquired the apple from the airline and requested if she might throw it away or eat it, Fox 31 reported. "And then he said it's about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500".
When she went through customs, Tadlock says her bag was randomly searched. "But once again, the apple is from Delta and I think that's the most important part of this story", said Tadlock, who says U.S. Customs clearly saw the apple come from an airplane. The frequent traveler is even at risk of losing her Global Entry Status which generally makes re-entrance into the US easier than it is for others.
While she was not too happy about the charge, she's also angry with the airline for not warning passengers about going to Customs with fruit from the flight. However, agency spokesman Steven Bansbach said "all agriculture items must be declared". "If the objects are chose to be for industrial use, violations might be assessed at a a lot increased price", the assertion learn.
They released a statement saying that they "encourage customers to adhere to U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies and requirements".
Tadlock is planning to struggle the cost in courtroom.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.