Long Island Man Tries to Board Flight With More Than a Dozen Knives

Yesterday a Long Island man tried to board a JetBlue flight with a carry-on bag holding more than a dozen knives, a dozen lighters, five pairs of scissors, and, in case he got hungry, a large container of Utz pretzel pub mix.

Twenty-nine-year-old Timothy Schiavo, Jr. had attempted to put his bag through the JFK Terminal 5 screening area, where authorities spotted the weapons. Police have not commented on which flight Schiavo had hoped to board.

When confronted, Schiavo freely admitted that the bag was his, telling authorities that he was a knife collector.

Schiavo's mother told reporters that her son has a developmental disorder and is harmless. He's been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

[image via AP]