People apparently don’t take courthouse security screenings as seriously as they do airport checkpoints. Brass knuckles, butcher knives, razors and hand grenades are among the contraband confiscated by Tampa-area court officials.
The St. Petersburg Times catalogs the weapons security guards have found after shaking down entrants, and says women with big purses are often the most egregious offenders. A woman in her 70s who was caught packing a blackjack said her husband told her to carry it around for protection.
Guards tell the offenders they can either take the weapons back to their cars or leave them in a box at the courthouse.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve had to show a security guard?
Contraband at local courthouses could arm a small war [St. Petersburg Times via Fark]