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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Would you please remove any metallic items you may be carrying: Keys, loose change... HOLY SHIAT   (tampabay.com ) divider line
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2011-07-07 10:19:48 PM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-07 11:21:07 PM  
I like that polymer boot knife.
 
2011-07-07 11:22:24 PM  
sen·sa·tion·al·ism:
[sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uhm]

-noun
1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions

/I see my grandpa's Old Timer and I don't get scared... I think of apple slices.
 
2011-07-07 11:29:43 PM  
The headline reminded me of this.
 
2011-07-07 11:35:24 PM  
Did somebody say loose change?
img828.imageshack.us
 
2011-07-07 11:36:01 PM  
A small war fought by pre-teen ninjas maybe. Don't forget teh caltrops and throwing sturz.
 
2011-07-07 11:42:53 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I like that polymer boot knife.


englishrussia.com

Sapphire- the first and last knife you'll ever need!
 
2011-07-07 11:43:08 PM  
I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.
 
2011-07-07 11:43:12 PM  
Looks like a lot of crappy swiss army knives to me. Big deal.
 
2011-07-07 11:54:44 PM  
My favorite line from the story:

At the Hillsborough courthouse, one recent expedition into the deep end of a woman's handbag produced a pair of purple 2-pound dumbbells.
 
2011-07-07 11:58:13 PM  

Any Bonehead: My favorite line from the story:

At the Hillsborough courthouse, one recent expedition into the deep end of a woman's handbag produced a pair of purple 2-pound dumbbells.


Wow, her kegels must be awesome...
 
2011-07-08 12:04:15 AM  
Looks like 80% are swiss army knifes...and...is that a fro pick?!
 
2011-07-08 12:04:41 AM  

Oznog: Gyrfalcon: I like that polymer boot knife.

[englishrussia.com image 400x295]

Sapphire- the first and last knife you'll ever need!


Apparently, the Kershaw Sapphire has been discontinued. F*ckers.
 
2011-07-08 12:07:55 AM  
How did they find the polymer knife? It shouldn't show up on x-rays, I suppose.

I'll bet the guards just asked the person, "Are you carrying any weapons?"
He/she then said, "Yes. This." And laid it in the tray.

/People are like that.
//Dumb as a bag of rocks.
 
2011-07-08 12:13:01 AM  
Think about it. The 2-lb dumbells are legal and easily dismissed by the police.
But just as effective for self-defense as the brass nucks or the blackjack, which are suspicious, instantly confiscated and possibly illegal.

/Still would rather not be in a position to have to use them.
 
2011-07-08 12:13:31 AM  
My former landlord got arrested for trying to bring in a knife.

... and also got 'assault on an officer' when he cut the hand of the guy trying to take it away from him.

... and he was on his way to a trial for fixing utility meters. He already owed $200,000, and if you're found guilty they can raise what you owe up to three times the amount... so he owed $600,000.

Class act, that SOB.

/he also had his ex-wife on the deed so she signed our lease
//different last name, of course
///good effing riddance
 
2011-07-08 12:14:19 AM  

LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.


I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...
 
2011-07-08 12:16:24 AM  
Oh no, pocket knives! Next thing you know people will be carrying sporks! Oh save us!

/sensationalist media bs
 
2011-07-08 12:21:16 AM  
I'm on jury duty at the moment, so I'm really getting a kick out of these comments...

/ ...yes, really.
// Beats workin'.
/// But not by much.
 
2011-07-08 12:21:35 AM  

SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...


In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.
 
Poe
2011-07-08 12:27:18 AM  
I had to go to court just a couple of days ago, I had to leave my wallet, as it was on a chain with a belt loop. It went into a numbered drawer, and I got a big laminated card with that number on it, traded them back once I was done. The thing isn't even long enough to strangle someone with, can't even get it wrapped around both hands for a solid grip at the same time, but I guess they have to be overly cautious.
 
2011-07-08 12:34:44 AM  
Once I forgot I had a loaded pipe in my purse when about to walk into a courthouse. Didn't want to walk the two and a half blocks back to the parking lot, so I put it in the blue mailbox outside the courthouse. I have to wonder what else gets ditched in there.
 
2011-07-08 12:35:02 AM  
Another brought a butcher knife big enough to make mincemeat of a pork tenderloin. The owner said it got lost in the bottom of her purse. Her mother told her a woman should always carry a butcher knife.

If ever there was a reason to doubt the existence of the Florida tag, this would surely cancel it out.
 
2011-07-08 12:51:07 AM  
because the cigar cutter in that pic is lethal.
 
2011-07-08 12:51:26 AM  
A cigar cutter? Who are you going to hurt with that? Look sharply and you'll see it...
 
2011-07-08 12:52:13 AM  
or the afro pick
 
2011-07-08 12:54:09 AM  

untaken_name: SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...

In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.

HA!

whygo-amr.s3.amazonaws.com

The goon-bag is always/never a good idea
 
2011-07-08 12:54:10 AM  

untaken_name: SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...

In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.


The odd looks was because he used a paper bag. Made quite the mess
 
2011-07-08 12:54:46 AM  
www.tampabay.com

You guys really need to make up your minds. After the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident, a pile of knives like these were just 'kitchen utensils' that could barely do any harm.

Turns out these things are actual weapons?

I can't keep up....
 
2011-07-08 01:07:47 AM  
I can't read TFA because the link is farked. I'm still having a good time guessing what it's about based on your responses.
 
2011-07-08 01:26:52 AM  

pivazena: untaken_name: SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...

In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.

The odd looks was because he used a paper bag. Made quite the mess


images.wikia.com

Might have been a Thermal Detonator. You never know.
 
2011-07-08 01:37:44 AM  

Oznog: pivazena: untaken_name: SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...

In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.

The odd looks was because he used a paper bag. Made quite the mess

[images.wikia.com image 640x480]

Might have been a Thermal Detonator. You never know.


My kind of scum
 
2011-07-08 01:46:19 AM  

godofatheist: because the cigar cutter in that pic is lethal.


Gotta protect against those moyels.
 
2011-07-08 01:48:13 AM  

Oznog: pivazena: untaken_name: SJKebab: LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.

I had a small screw driver in my bag once going through the courthouse scanners. They gave me some odd looks...

In a bag, eh? I shoulda thought of that. I had a bloody mary in a flask, and they confiscated it.

The odd looks was because he used a paper bag. Made quite the mess

[images.wikia.com image 640x480]

Might have been a Thermal Detonator. You never know.


Next time bury her before you head off to court.
 
2011-07-08 02:19:26 AM  
Why am I not surprised that their stash mostly pocket knives?
 
2011-07-08 02:26:21 AM  

Oznog: Gyrfalcon: I like that polymer boot knife.

[englishrussia.com image 400x295]

Sapphire- the first and last knife you'll ever need!


Assuming the first and last knife you'll ever need is tiny and presumably overpriced for its utility.
 
2011-07-08 03:16:54 AM  
I have owned and carried a lot of pocket knives, and while a swiss army knife is the most versatile, the Kershaw serrated Scallion is hands down the best that I have ever owned.

www.toolking.com

/Image is Hot! Hot! Hot!
 
2011-07-08 07:15:40 AM  

Barakku: Looks like 80% are swiss army knifes...and...is that a fro pick?!


Did you watch Undercover Brother?
 
2011-07-08 07:24:24 AM  

LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.


i262.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-08 07:36:40 AM  
CSB Time!

Back in my misspent youth, when I was practicing criminal defense law, one of my jobs was to visit parole representation clients in various Virginia prisons. Entertaining in a lot of ways. Naturally, the guards are pretty thorough about searching the lawyers on their way in.

Out of whimsy, I kept a Polaroid in my briefcase of my cat, curled up in the briefcase. It amused me. I may have also had a vague idea that it might help humanize me to various clients.

One day, at a prison which I won't name, I met up with a new, eager guard who went through the briefcase (as usual) and plucked out the Polaroid. "You can't have this."

"I beg your pardon? It's a picture of a cat."

"Personal photographs are forbidden." He filed the picture and sent me in.

On my way out, as I was recovering the picture of my cat, the guard politely but firmly explained that if I had any questions about the facility regulations, I should ask when I called to schedule my client visits.

Once I was sure I had everything in hand, and that there was nobody between me and the last door to the outside, I smiled at him, dangled the HANDCUFF KEY that he'd overlooked on my keychain, and assured him that I would be calling to tell his supervisor how seriously he took his responsibilities.

He turned a lovely shade of green.

/csb
 
2011-07-08 07:44:31 AM  
www.tampabay.com
So these are the weapons they found on people....who was the idiot carrying an open butterfly knife in his pocket?

I am sort of surpised the article didn't make a huge deal about the polymer knifes (correct term being "Executive letter opener" or "Windshield ice scrapper"). I thought they would have really played that one up to where we are all in immediate danger from executive letter opener wielding terrorists who are sneaking these things pass metal detectors by the hundreds and are just waiting to jump out from behind a potted plant while screaming "LALALALALA" and slaying your entire family. (And don't forget people who are sneaking plastic Glocks, since they can't be picked up by metal detectors)
 
2011-07-08 07:47:03 AM  

LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.


If it was lead crystal then the lead would have shown up as a big dark spot on the xray and could have been used to hide other items.
 
2011-07-08 07:59:39 AM  

MythDragon: So these are the weapons they found on people....


CTRL+ on your browser to zoom the image...nail clippers, nail files, more keychain Swiss Army knives than I can count...cigar cutter, a pink plastic comb under the cigar cutter...and is that a USB drive in the upper middle next to the afro pick? Not exactly what I'd call dangerous weapons.

Not to detract from the butterfly knife, bullets, long nail, and other dangerous things, but really I'm not impressed overall.
 
2011-07-08 08:03:58 AM  

Earguy: MythDragon: So these are the weapons they found on people....

CTRL+ on your browser to zoom the image...nail clippers, nail files, more keychain Swiss Army knives than I can count...cigar cutter, a pink plastic comb under the cigar cutter...and is that a USB drive in the upper middle next to the afro pick? Not exactly what I'd call dangerous weapons.

Not to detract from the butterfly knife, bullets, long nail, and other dangerous things, but really I'm not impressed overall.


You obviously haven't heard. Angus McGuyver is being held without bail.
 
2011-07-08 08:19:37 AM  
I love the cigar end chopper thing. OK EVERYONE FREEZE! I gotta thing here that chops off the ends of cigars AND I'M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT! Just try me!
 
2011-07-08 08:41:37 AM  
Pinellas, Pinellas...where have I heard that name before?
 
2011-07-08 10:12:10 AM  
I prefer the Kershaw "Leek" by Ken Onion. Fastest knife I've owned.
 
2011-07-08 10:18:49 AM  

MK-Ultra71: I prefer the Kershaw "Leek" by Ken Onion. Fastest knife I've owned.


That's been my daily knife for about, oh, 6 years now. They're really great.

Also, it's at least the 2nd mention of a Ken Onion* knife made by Kershaw. So, if anybody wants one these guys have excellent prices. You can get a Leek there for $30.

*: Leek, Chive, Scallion, designed by Ken Onion. Get it?
 
2011-07-08 01:08:22 PM  

godofatheist: because the cigar cutter in that pic is lethal.


maybe not lethal, but it'll still get you to talk

bigspace.celerity.co.uk
 
2011-07-08 03:25:43 PM  

LaughingRadish: I was carrying a crystal ball in my satchel for some forgotten reason. I went to the courthouse and put my satchel into the xray machine. That crystal ball caused a bit of concern until security pawed through the bag and found it. They let me in with it. I don't know what they thought it might have been.


Didn't see that one coming?

/Couldn't help myself.
 
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