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Knoxville Pinned in

Airport Grenade Incident

1/15/2009 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: We've learned the "grenade" found in Knoxville's bag was the real deal -- but had no explosives. In other words, it was not a toy.

Only a jackass brings a grenade to an airport -- and cops say that's exactly what Johnny Knoxville did today.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Knoxville was detained this morning at LAX after security found a fake grenade in his carry-on bag. He was in terminal 4 (American Airlines) when a screener saw something suspicious.

Knoxville was detained, cited and released. We're told the citation was for carrying a "prohibited item" into an airport.

But check this -- Knoxville made his flight.

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TMZ Staff Are All Deuche Bags!!!    

Is this a Skit for Jackass 3?

2072 days ago

Fat Floridian    

Johnny's not a jackass for bringing a grenade to the airport....he's a dumbass...

2072 days ago



2072 days ago


This guy has some serious issues. Grow up moron, know the difference between what is truly funny and what is retarded. You were lucky you weren't shot!! Wouldn't have been a bad idea!!

2072 days ago


publicity stunt anyone?

2072 days ago


Hi, I'm Johnny Knowville, and this is blowing up a 747!

2072 days ago


No Way should such a dumb A@% be allowed to fly.
What on earth is his explaination for this poor judgement...was he high on crack?

2072 days ago


Hey Lauren. It wasn't real. It was a film prop. TMZ is reporting on TV that it was real. You can go to right now! They have it hanging in the office. You can also read how it happened. Someone else put it there. Like I said. Sensitivity needs to end. Not because of 9/11, which was very tragic, but because so many feel like lying about it in tabloids. That's all TMZ is. Tabloid trash that don't get the facts. Just a bunch of lies. Lauren you stupid little girl. Learn to get your news straight from the source. Not a bunch of celebrity hounds looking for something funny to say.

2072 days ago


haha what a jackass!

2072 days ago


Stupid is as stupid does.

2072 days ago

brown boy    

Sometimes it is just lucky and good to be white.
Had that been someone who was brown, or generally not white, it would have been a completely different story, no getting off.
I have been taken to so many NYC police stations just for traveling in the subway with syringes. Luckily I got off since I am a doctor. But the law is not nice to minorities.

2071 days ago


Jackass ,

2071 days ago


What an idiot - he did it deliberately probably to get attention

2071 days ago

Lord Xenu    

Someday this crackpot will go to far and end up with several holes in his body and blood pouring out or smashed on the pavement after being tossed from a tall building. I doubt the guy will live to see 40. Fine him a few million dollars and that might stop him from doing crap like this.

2071 days ago

What military are you in, #15?    

Ron White said it best:

You can't fix stupid.

How do morons like these land big $$ jobs?

If his brains were dynamite he couldn't even tip his hat.

2071 days ago
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