Clothes, check. Toiletries, check. Airline ticket, check. Loaded firearm, double check.
Right there you just read former NBA player Darius Miles’ checklist as he headed to St. Louis’ Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. I mean, it’s a loaded weapon, no way the TSA can catch that right?
Former NBA player and East St. Louis native Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for allegedly trying to bring a loaded firearm through security, authorities said.
Miles, 29, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. after Transportation Security Administration personnel discovered the weapon during an X-ray screening at the airport, according to information from a TSA spokeswoman and a jail official. Miles was arrested by St. Louis Airport police, then booked into the St. Louis County jail in Clayton later Wednesday evening.
He was to be booked and released pending application of a warrant on a formal criminal charge. He was not required to post bond.
Nice job Miles. It’s a wonder why you and that Mensa-brain of yours is not on an NBA roster. Oh and what St. Louis police person decided not to require a bond? Dude tried to bring a loaded firearm onto a plane!
Let’s hope Miles saved some of his NBA money because a hefty $7,500 fine comes along with violating security rules and not to mention a criminal prosecution.
But hey, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he got word he is up for the lead male role in the Matrix IV and was just prepping for the role.