Airport staff are said to have removed a mini gun from Toy Story's Woody, after branding it a threat to security.
The owner of the popular character posted a picture online of the toy being examined, writing underneath: "I have travelled the world with Toy Story's Woody, taking pics for my son.
"At Heathrow, security just confiscated his 'weapon'. Keep the world safe boys..."
The picture has prompted hundreds of comments from other users of the site, Reddit, who have classed the move as "pathetic".
A Heathrow spokesperson said they couldn't comment on security matters.
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