Woman’s Bad Joke At Airport Security Gets Her Arrested
When we're in an uncomfortable situation, most of us make some kind of joke to make light of the situation. That usually gets everyone to chuckle or smile, and everyone can move on with a little bit better of an attitude. I say usually because the Transportation Security Administration doesn't laugh - ever.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office said they've made an arrest at the Fort Lauderdale Airport on the charges of making a bogus bomb threat.
Deputies responded to Terminal 1 at 1:05pm after the TSA reported a security alert from a carry-on bag. The bag belonged to Dorion Young Davis of Dayton, Ohio, who just celebrated her 26th birthday while on her trip.
Authorities say she was selected for a pat-down by TSA agents in the terminal, and trying to make a joke during the pat-down, Davis said “Whole time they missed a whole bomb in my bag!”
Detectives haven't said what the item was that raised concern for the pat down, but Davis was transported to the Broward Sheriffs' Office jail with no incident.
26-year-old Dorion Young Davis is facing charges of charge of making a false report or bomb threat against the government or publicly owned property.
Bomb threats in the United States have gone up and down in previous years, with a peak of 1,670 in 2015, according to the explosives and bomb statistic printout from the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.
Luckily in Davis' situation, it was just a poor choice of a joke that ended up with her behind bars, rather than a real threat of any kind to travelers.