In a post on his blog, Johnny Knoxville reveals he regrets not checking his luggage before going to LAX on Thursday, January 15 that led to his arrest.
Actor Johnny Knoxville took to his blog Thursday, January 15 to set the record straight on his brief arrest at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for bringing a fake grenade. He insisted in the post, titled "johnny knoxville's rotten luck," that his arrest was just a misunderstanding.
"A few days ago, I was filming some commercials for this show we are doing for MTV called Nitro Circus, so I took a bunch of silly props in my carry-on bag to the shoot. Well, when the shoot was over, the wardrobe girl packed my luggage so I could go home and, unbeknownst to me, she packed a FAKE hand grenade (a prop grenade that I'd taken to the shoot) in the front zipper of my luggage," he explained. "Needless to say, when I was packing to go out of town this morning with my girlfriend and daughter, I didn't see the FAKE grenade in my luggage."
"Ah f*** was I bummed when I realized what had happenedâ�¦ The cops did their job and verified that it wasn't real. Also, they were cool as they could be to me, considering the situation, and it is no ones fault but my own," the movie star continued writing. "I should have checked my goddamn luggage through and through, but I didn't and now we have this incident. From what I hear, all the tabloids are saying it was a real grenade, but that's bullshit. They just said that to make a story out of it, because if it was real I never would have been allowed to board my flight to Miami an hour later. Anyway, it was a mistake, and I just landed at the Miami airport. Damn."
On Thursday morning before Johnny Knoxville posted the message on his blog, he was briefly detained at LAX when security screeners noticed there was a grenade inside his luggage. However, after a careful investigation, bomb squad determined the grenade "lacked a firing pin or explosive," and so the star was released and allowed to board an American Airlines flight for Miami.