Aldon Smith Learned The Hard Way That Saying “I Have A Bomb” In An Airport Is Not A Great Idea

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(Source) Troubled 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was taken into custody Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport and booked on charges of making a false bomb threat. According to airport police, the incident occurred at 2 p.m. when Smith, 24, was going through security screening and said he had a bomb.

A statement from airport police reads: “At approximately 1400 hrs, a 24 year-old Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, a resident of San Jose, California, was going through Terminal 1 screening where he made a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb. Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him in the gate area where he became uncooperative. After conducting their investigation, LA Airport Police took suspect into custody and transported him to LAPD-Pacific division where he was booked for California Penal Code 148.1(a) – False report of a bomb threat.”

According to airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz, it appeared that Smith had been drinking earlier in the day. Police, however, did not check Smith’s blood-alcohol content, Ortiz said, because “it was not an issue that would affect the detention or the arrest.” Still, whether Smith had been drinking is likely to be a major question for the 49ers. Smith is facing a DUI charge stemming from an incident in September. He had a hearing on Friday, and his next court date is April 29.

A witness told The Bee that trouble began brewing earlier at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter. Following an argument there, a ticket agent said that Smith would not be allowed on the plane. After going through security, the witness said Smith was approached by TSA personnel. He advanced toward his gate where he was taken into custody by five officers. A video of the incident shows an officer bringing a police dog into the vicinity of the gate as Smith is being led away in handcuffs.

This is one of those stories that isn’t technically funny. Like it’s not funny for anyone to walk into a crowded airport and say “I have a bomb”, but at the same time I think we can all agree it’s fucking hilarious. How stupid is Aldon Smith? Or has he just officially gone off the deep end and we’re playing that card? And make no mistake about it, if you’re looking for the Number 1 reason why this all went down look no further than this.
A witness told The Bee that trouble began brewing earlier at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter.
PSYCHO move to talk to a real live person when getting your airplane ticket in 2014. Who does that? Either you get your electronic boarding pass or you go to one of the computer kiosks. I can’t even remember the last time I’ve stood in one of those stupid fucking lines with the people who travel once a year and get a ticket from a real person. I would probably lose my shit too. If I’m the Niners I’m far more concerned about Aldon Smith’s inability to properly maneuver an airport like a real adult than I am about the fake bomb shit. Unhinged.
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Between Coach Harbaugh front office tension, Kaepernick’s weird assault rumors and now this, is there anyone in the world with a harder job than my dad? He’s basically the glue that is holding the entire San Francisco 49er organization together at this point.

 

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