Airport security finds ammunition in Don King's luggage
December 13th, 2010
03:06 AM ET

Airport security finds ammunition in Don King's luggage

Security officials found ammunition in the carry-on luggage of boxing promoter Don King as he headed out of Cleveland, Ohio, after attending his wife's funeral, an airport spokeswoman said Monday.

The incident took place at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport Sunday night, said spokeswoman Jackie Mayo.

"He was stopped at a security checkpoint and ammunition was found in his carry-on luggage," she said.

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  1. NinaRoss

    Welp I guess he'd rather get caught with it, than without it! I AINT MAD AT HIM!!!!

    December 13, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. doubtful1's daddy

    Why would you be?

    December 13, 2010 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bob h Bob

    This ammo was planted. Don king has no use for ammo in his luggage.

    December 13, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob h Bob

    As much money as Don king has earned over the years thru hard work an effort you would think he could afford to fly private.
    He is probably just trying to be conservative and set a good example.

    December 13, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Savoeun

      Set a good EXAMPLE by flying with an ammunition? Wow maybe for Terrorist! Don't forget you are living in the USA everyone should follow the laws. Who cares how rich or powerful you are. If you don't like it, go to Kenya they let you do anything with your $$$$$.

      December 13, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Just play the race card.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lisababy

    Well he may have set a good conservative message or he's just flat out cheap and carrying ammunition is not a good example so that did'nt work out too well. how stupid is that?

    December 13, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. barbie

    larry,, i love ya, and i will miss you. a family out there, larry. and most of all god loves y

    December 13, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. barbie

    great coverage/ howwever I feel british politeness, always leaves a fence rider to make his own verdict, whereas, dont be afraid to say the aabsolute salty truth has more of a reader impact, even if it is enclosed in a few chuckles. the students may have a cause, but where is the spokesman who spreads his staff and calms the oceans. the teachers, themselves may indeed be provoking this exercise. because loss of jobs. cover all the interview scenes, come up with a culprit or a leader. barbie camera chest/

    December 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    People of the United States,
    I would make book that to Don Kings way of thinking,if he was not carrying a gun to go along with the ammunition, then there should be no problem of bringing it on board with his carry on luggage

    December 13, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth Conley

      That's how a lot of people would think, particularly older people. Mostly they're right, but it's obvious why the behavior is banned.

      IMHO, the best thing to do is gently scold the passenger and insist that s/he put the ammo in his/her checked baggage.

      December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Protoman

    Wow. Don King hard working? Some of you are so blinded by celebrity it's amazing. Didn't he ruin boxing by being a leech?

    December 13, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ernie

    I don't know Don King, but the story says he was coming from his wife's funeral. Could it not be that the man was under some stress & just forgot he had some rounds in his bag? He did not have a gun to use the ammo, why is this even a story?

    December 13, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      I agree 100% with Ernie on this one.

      December 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Healing Enzo

      Just an example that the "pointless over intrusive" TSO screening does haveb a point – doesn't matter if you are a celeb or dressed as a nun or in a wheelchair, you don't get exempted. TSO just needs tact in doing it.

      December 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth Conley

      'Caue the TSA is desperate to show us that they've caught something, anything! The fact that this incident is paltry and hardly worthy of notice doesn't matter. There are enough histrionic anti-gun sissies in this country for the TSA to make a little hay on this non-event.

      December 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sgt. Slaughter

    Ammo??? Like having a
    gun.......not allowed

    December 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Homer Simpson

    just cheap

    December 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Homer Simpson

    He is just a major mizer, probrably buried her in the finest pine box 200 could buy. What a man.

    December 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Elizabeth Conley

    You mean it was just rolling around in the bottom of his bag, not stuffed in his soggy depends? Gee TSA – I think you should root around in the old duffer's nether-regions, just to be certain. Did you manage to confiscate his preparation H, mouth wash, denture cream, shampoo and pepto-bismol? I hope he didn't get off Scott-free with his nail clippers!

    Our tax dollars are paying for this farce. Congress, Judges, DAs, anybody, please, please, please make it stop.

    December 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
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