Seven-Inch Knife Found ‘Concealed’ In Flyer’s Shoe
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
It takes all kinds to fill an aircraft these days. A 67-year-old Idaho man was arrested at Boise Airport after TSA officers found a 7-inch knife concealed in his shoe.
Boise Police say Donald Jackson is charged with felony aircraft hijacking and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Police seized the knife and took Jackson into custody.
Upon further investigation, officers learned that Jackson willfully and intentionally concealed the 7-inch fixed blade knife under the insole of his shoe. That clever move wasn’t enough to beat high-tech scanners, however. In his other shoe, police found a small amount of marijuana.
Police do not believe that Jackson intended to hurt anyone. He said he just wanted to take the knife to his final destination. Unfortunately for Mr. Jackson, carrying weapons aboard an aircraft is a felony that falls under the Idaho statute for aircraft hijacking.
Judging from the booking photo, Mr. Jackson may have been better off concealing the blade in his beard. Even he might never have found it again.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.