A water bottle is what caught the eye of officials, when Adrian Elvy went through the airport security line in Bristol, UK.
But on the other side of security, Elvy was the one to notice that he had also accidentally left a blade in his carry-on bag–a six-inch, stainless steel knife, with serrated edge. He uses it to open boxes for his stock delivery company. Where was the knife found? In the side pocket of the bag.
Elvy even narced on himself, pointing out the knife to a policeman. The police then took the knife from him and asked which x-ray machine it had gone through. (Let’s hope they shut that one down…)
Good news: Elvy got his knife back on the return trip through Bristol. Oh, and a special thanks from a Bristol Airport spokesman “for acting responsibly in bringing the matter to our attention,” who also took the opportunity to “remind all passengers of the need to take care when packing hand baggage.”