An NFL Player Was Arrested at LAX for Making a Bomb Joke

Apr 9, 2018

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Trevor Davis, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, was arrested at LAX for making “criminal threats” after he made a joke about carrying a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday.

“Yesterday, Trevor Davis checked in at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter and was asked the usual questions about whether he was carrying any aerosol cans, knives, weapons or explosives,” Rob Pedregon, public information officer for LAX Police told ESPN.  “Davis turned to his female companion and asked if she remembered to pack the explosives. He was then taken into custody and booked.”

Davis, 24, was taken into custody by airport police and charged with making criminal threats. He was later released on his own recognizance. The Packers told ESPN that the team was aware of the incident but declined to comment further on an ongoing legal issue.

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 12: Trevor Davis #11 of the Green Bay Packers jogs off the field in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on August 12, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The joke comes amid two other bomb hoaxes in recent days — one with a bag that was mistakenly labeled “Bomb to Brisbane,” an unfortunate abbreviation for Bombay, the arcane term for Mumbai, and another when a passenger on a Singapore flight made a false bomb threat that caused the plane to be escorted back to the airport by two F-15 fighter jets.

Davis is scheduled for a May 3 court appearance. The case is now being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

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