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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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Way to go, Knoxville!!!! ha ha ha ha! Best prank ever!

2072 days ago


I've got to take issue with a couple points:

Ignorance is no excuse. Just because he didn't know the grenage was in his luggage, doesn't mean he doesn't get held accountable. For Cripes sake - it was a grenade! It's not about sensitivity, it's about common sense.

If you want to see something really "funny" - try pulling a stunt like this another country. Wonder how well this would turn out in say...Israel? I would bet he would not have made his flight.

It also shouldn't matter whether it was real or not. The panic it could cause would be very, very real. If "it wasn't real" was an actual defense, I bet a lot of people wouldn't be in jail and prison for committing crimes with fake weapons. The intent is the same. Real or not is a moot point.

2071 days ago


Haha....Anacin? They still make that?
Gawd...lighten up.

2071 days ago


Well it actually was not "the real deal" then, if it had no explosives. Did i hear someone say the Ringer 2?

2071 days ago

I know this guy    

I know Johnny; this is so "him". He's a lovable lug who does things impulsively, and is genuinely sweet - there's not a dangerous bone in his body and he wouldn't intend harm to anybody. LAX should believe him when he says he meant no harm and forgot it was in his bag. JK would forget his head if it weren't attached to him. This is to you, Johnny: what would Blowfly think?? (Actually, Blowfly and David Alan Coe would think this was rather cool of you.) (Yes, it's me.)

2071 days ago
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