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No Joke! Johnny Knoxville Brings a Grenade to LAX

Johnny Knoxvilled detained at LAX for bringing a Grenade
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Comedian Johnny Knoxville, legally known as John Philip Clapp, was detained this morning at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as he went through security. "Clapp was processing through passenger security screening when a Transportation Security Administration officer saw the image of a hand-grenade in his carry-on bag," an LAX statement read. "Airport Police and the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad were called, and it was determined the hand-grenade had no explosives or firing pin." It ended up being a prop from one of his photo shoots that he forgot was in his bag, he said. He was released but could be later charged with a misdemeanor, for possession of a prohibited item within the sterile area of an airport.