Sat, Mar 05, 2005
Justice Thomas Taylor Says He Did Something "Really Dumb"
When Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas Saylor went to
the Harrisburg International Airport last month, screeners stopped
him because he was carrying a swiss army knife on his key chain.
The judge didn't want to lose the knife, so he decided to leave the
security screening area.
He then came back to the screening area, where the TSA was
expecting to see that the knife was no longer in his possession.
What they found, however, was that the judge had decided he wanted
to try and pull a fast one. When the screeners checked the judge's
carry-on luggage, the found the knife again, stuck inside a
That little stunt cost Saylor a hefty $750 fine, and it appears
he lost the knife anyway. Saylor told the Associated Press that
what he did was "really dumb." The judge's excuse? It was a gift
from a friend and he did not want to give it up.
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