You Can’t Bring This to Tampa — PICTURES

Aug. 27, 2012, 4:32 a.m.

Like fruit with your nom­in­at­ing speeches? You may be out of luck. Se­cur­ity of­fi­cials have clamped down in Tampa, and a list of items pro­hib­ited from the con­ven­tion in the Tampa Bay Times For­um ranges from the ob­vi­ous (fire­arms, ex­plos­ives) to the oddly mundane (whole fruit, Tup­per­ware). 

Here is just a small sampling of items that you can’t bring in­to the con­ven­tion. And, re­mem­ber, things not already on the list can be deemed un­safe and barred by se­cur­ity per­son­nel.