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New bag rule at Bucs game causes confusion

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There were P. A. announcements, news stories and people in parking lots trying to head off trouble, but still, some women brought purses that didn't add up, size wise.

Jeff Lapratt's wife got snared by the new rules. "I can't believe that purse is too big. Right? So who's the terrorist? I guess my American wife is right?" said Lapratt.

Being rejected at the security table can mean a long walk back to your car.

The rules: four and a half by six  and a half inches is the max but we saw some larger purses whiz past security. We also saw hundreds with the new clear, plastic bag no larger than one foot by one foot.

But, Tampa Sports Authority rep says the new rules aren't that much different from last year. "There's no change in the items you can bring in. The only change is what you bring them in. It has to be a clear plastic bag," said Bobby Solvest.

The new rules made for some tense moments at the entrance gates.  "So I came here with my bag. Cause in the picture they show little bag, a little clutch bag which is this size. And they won't let me go in with this bag," said Nora Lee Smith.

A TSA rep said the rules may need to be tweaked for future games.

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