Snoop Possibly Facing Charges Over Airport Baton Incident
Snoop Dogg could face criminal charges after he was discovered trying to board a plane with a 21-inch collapsible baton, which is considered a dangerous weapon by authorities. The AP reports that on September 27th, as Snoop passed through a security checkpoint at John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, CA, the item was discovered tucked into his laptop bag. He told authorities that the baton was a prop to be used in a movie he was filming in New York, the flight’s final destination. According to Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokesperson for the district attorney, her office received the incident report from the local sheriff on Monday (October 23) and had not yet decided whether they would be filing charges against the rapper. In May of this year, Snoop was arrested at London’s Heathrow airport following a brawl that was sparked when he and his entourage were denied access to a British Airways first class lounge. He later accepted a plea for using “threatening words or behavior” during the incident and was subsequently banned from flying on the airline in the future.