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Brass knuckles found in carry-on bag at John Wayne Airport

May 2, 2011 | 12:20 pm

Officials at John Wayne Airport found a pair of brass knuckles in the carry-on luggage of a passenger flying to Phoenix but allowed the man to board the plane.

About 5 a.m. Friday the man was passing through a security checkpoint when a Transportation Security Administration officer saw brass knuckles in his bag through the X-ray screeners. 

Orange County sheriff's deputies questioned the man -- who said he had borrowed the bag from a friend and hadn't checked it before using it -- before allowing him to proceed.

The brass knuckles, however, were confiscated.

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