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(Chicago Sun-Times)   When emptying your pockets at a security checkpoint, you might not want to put your pot in the little tray   (suntimes.com) divider line 29
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2012-02-09 09:45:49 AM
It goes into the little bowl, not the little tray.
 
2012-02-09 10:16:24 AM
Why not? It's not a security threat and as such the TSA has no reason to deprive you of your own personal pro.....

Sorry I couldn't even manage to type any more from laughing....
 
2012-02-09 10:18:40 AM
Something tells me that before I click this article, it was most likely some black dude with a funny name.
 
2012-02-09 10:20:10 AM
Five bags???

He must have been really high to do something that stupid
 
2012-02-09 10:20:26 AM
which person is the dumb one
 
2012-02-09 10:23:56 AM
We need to have a too stupid to live law. There are mistakes and then there is just die already stupidity.
 
2012-02-09 10:30:17 AM

Pista: Five bags???

He must have been really high to do something that stupid


So what did the cops do with the three bags?
 
2012-02-09 10:30:30 AM
"Saxton, 19, of Joliet, was arrested by Will County sheriff's police, charged with marijuana possession and released on $100 bond, police said"

The state of Illinois just bought 5 bags of pot for $100.
 
2012-02-09 10:39:15 AM
Aww, he felt like sharing. Those TSA agents have a tough job. He just wanted to give them something that'll relieve the stress.
 
2012-02-09 10:41:29 AM
Finally! Now it's safe to fly.

/doesn't fly
 
2012-02-09 10:45:49 AM

Pista: Five bags???

He must have been really high to do something that stupid


Maybe he didn't realize how dangerous it was to air travel.
 
2012-02-09 10:49:25 AM
I say we check subby's pockets.
 
2012-02-09 10:50:11 AM
I wonder how often this happens at various security points.

Also, does the TSA have direct authority to arrest you, or do they have to call a real LEO?
 
2012-02-09 11:02:26 AM

dittybopper: It goes into the little bowl, not the little tray.


Bingo!

MBooda: Pista: Five bags???

He must have been really high to do something that stupid

So what did the cops do with the three bags?


The single bag was logged into evidence at 4:20 PM on Friday.
 
2012-02-09 11:04:35 AM
You can fly out of SFO with up to 8 ounces of marijuana if you have a CA prescription, and the TSA can't do anything more than file a report with local police and send you on your way.

/just sayin'
 
2012-02-09 11:22:14 AM
Well, I know I am going to take some heat for this, but I figured this was the best place to share this story:

I used to work as TSA when it was still pretty young and I never liked having to take someone's pot. I personally don't imbibe myself, but it didn't seem right to me if a guy had a joint or two in a cigarette pack, someone searches the pack and has to take it, but when I had this particular run-in, I had to get the cops to intervene.

The guy went through the metal detector with loafers on which had the usual steel support so they set off the walk-through and he had to get wanded. Pretty standard, remove your shoes please, no problems, then I wanded his feet, i get a beep. I asked why his ankle was beeping; pins or screws from an accident maybe before i patted him down. He motioned me closer and told me that he had his pot in his sock. Well, my immediate question back was "Why is it setting off my metal detector?" To which he told me that he wrapped it in aluminum foil to avoid detection.

Now say what you want about the TSA and their invasive pat-downs and everything else, but the metal detectors had been around long before 9/11 and this guy (IMHO) had clearly had enough of what he was smoking and didn't need this one. I felt bad for having to give the guy a hard time, but c'mon...
 
2012-02-09 11:42:48 AM
For those too lazy to read the article and assumed it involved the TSA: "Police said 19-year-old Devante Saxton was going through security at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet."

You're welcome.
 
2012-02-09 11:46:07 AM

phoenix895: story about stupid guy


well duh. It won't set off the detector if its just in a baggie.

/and then i read phoenix895's story. some potheads make the rest of us i mean them look bad.

//yeah, them.
 
2012-02-09 11:52:53 AM
Remember "Amnesty Booths"?
Maybe this guy thought it was an honor thing.
A little pot should have been overlooked or shiat-canned.
BOO!
 
2012-02-09 11:55:40 AM
5 bags and they didn't slap him with intent to distribute, and bringing contraband into a detention center?
 
2012-02-09 12:00:45 PM

phoenix895: Well, I know I am going to take some heat for this, but I figured this was the best place to share this story...


Similar CSB:

Friend of mine was flying out of Chicago and in his haste to make his flight, he'd forgotten that there was a small bag (
 
2012-02-09 12:03:50 PM

grinding_journalist: phoenix895: Well, I know I am going to take some heat for this, but I figured this was the best place to share this story...

Similar CSB:

Friend of mine was flying out of Chicago and in his haste to make his flight, he'd forgotten that there was a small bag (


What the hell? Writing "less than 1" counts as tag closure? Lame.

Anyway, he forgot that there was a small bag (less than 1 gram) in his cargo pants pocket. When the metal buttons set off the wand, he threw the bag in the tray, figuring he was boned. Guard grabs the sack, pockets it, and waves my buddy through; then goes an informs his supervisor that he and Larry are taking their break now.
 
2012-02-09 12:47:23 PM

CruiserTwelve: For those too lazy to read the article and assumed it involved the TSA: "Police said 19-year-old Devante Saxton was going through security at the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet."

You're welcome.

 
2012-02-09 01:03:31 PM
"...you might not want to put your pot in the little tray."

How does Leon fly for "work" then?

2.bp.blogspot.com

/he's gotta leave his best friend behind?!
 
2012-02-09 01:06:09 PM
Meh, I prefer to frequent places that don't have "security checkpoints" that treat their patrons like criminals just for showing up.
 
2012-02-09 01:25:27 PM

Alphakronik: Meh, I prefer to frequent places that don't have "security checkpoints" that treat their patrons like criminals just for showing up.


In this case the "patrons" really are criminals so, there ya go
 
2012-02-09 02:40:38 PM

otto the bull: I say we check subby's pockets.


What does it have in it's pocketses?


/obscure?
 
2012-02-09 04:47:12 PM

washington-babylon: otto the bull: I say we check subby's pockets.

What does it have in it's pocketses?


/obscure?


smeager please
 
2012-02-09 10:43:30 PM
See?

I think this headline would be HIGHlarious with an "Unsuccessful" Tag.

Seriously.
 
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