Woah. Looks like they busted Bruce Wayne. Good thing they didn't put 2 and 2 together.
The winter before 9/11 I flew to Toronto to play in and report on/photograph a paintball tournament. Going there wasn't a problem, but on my way back they wouldn't let me board the plane. Seems I had a cigar punch that LOOKED like a .44 magnum bullet and they wouldn't let me take it on board. I was like, "Look, it's a cigar punch. It's not a real bullet. I can't hurt anyone."
"It looks like a firearm bullet, you can't take it on the plane." he said, in and Indian accent.
"Can I take this?" I ask, holding up my folding pocket knife.
"Yes, it is under 4". That is fine."
"So you won't let me take this cigar punch, something I couldn't hurt anyone with - but the knife I could stab someone with is ok?", I inquired.
"Yes.", he replied.
Fuck me. I ended up getting a card board box, placing said punch in it, and check it in as luggage.