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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by steve855 View Post
    Why couldn't his 1911 barrel be stainless? Mine is. They have been around for years.

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    Yeah I realized after I said that that it might be wrong. Anyway, beside the point: a stainless steel 1911 will set off the metal detector at an airport. It's only very small stainless steel items that won't set it off.

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    I agree, I don't think you would get through the detector carrying a 1911, stainless or not. I did have an interesting experience with my pocketknife and airport security last year though.
    Edited- probably not a good idea to relate this anecdote online. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronte View Post
    Yeah I realized after I said that that it might be wrong. Anyway, beside the point: a stainless steel 1911 will set off the metal detector at an airport. It's only very small stainless steel items that won't set it off.

    Like a small knife with a polymer handle....?



    Edit: not cause I want to take anything through, but I would feel safer if I knew nothing really could go through, you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    Like a small knife with a polymer handle....?
    I think yes, unfortunately. I think that's why they're doing those body scanners now.

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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    Man, I'm gonna have to start staring at other passengers again, lol

    But seriously, I'm surprised cause once I went through one & it went off, twice. My wife looks at me with this " wtf are you carrying?" look, lol.

    Turns out it was the foil wrappers in my pack of gum, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    Man, I'm gonna have to start staring at other passengers again, lol

    But seriously, I'm surprised cause once I went through one & it went off, twice. My wife looks at me with this " wtf are you carrying?" look, lol.

    Turns out it was the foil wrappers in my pack of gum, lol.
    Yeah in my experience it varies. Sometimes a belt buckle will set it off and sometimes it won't. Obviously stuff like the buttons on your jeans doesn't set it off. In any event I normally take my watch off when I go through, but maybe i'll not next time.

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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by George Riemer View Post
    Rolex thief apprehended!

    Fla. deputies arrest suspected airport Rolex thief - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

    Thanks to some good old-fashioned police work. Enjoy a nice tall glass of "justice served" on me!

    He actually had the watch on his wrist when he answered the door to the police. Hard to explain, I'll wager.






    Edited to add: Yes, of course, he is merely the alleged thief at this point. Every one is entitled to due process and he is innocent until proven guilty. Still.
    It's been many years since I've heard good news being mentioned by a lawyer. (No offense.)

    Thank you for the update.

    So the guy was actually wearing a lady's Rolex on his wrist when the authorities knocked on his door? Wow . . . That's rather sad and pathetic when you think about it. Guy wanted to feel special and important, even to himself, that he strapped on a lady's Rolex model that he stole.
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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    What a complete idiot! I mean really!

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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    Edit: not cause I want to take anything through, but I would feel safer if I knew nothing really could go through, you know what I mean.
    During my last trip through the airport, I decided to try a little experiment. Simply for my own curiosity, with no evil intent present. I took along a certain pen that, in the open position, makes for one helluva improvised ice-pick. It's not a tactical pen. Not marketed as a self-defense tool. It just happens to honestly be an effective improvised ice-pick in the open position. Very strong construction. Anyway, I took it with me. I placed it into the plastic bin along with my money-clip, keys, belt, flashlights, and coins. Walked through the metal detector . . . and then picked up all of the items on the other side. Including the pen. Not one of the TSA screeners said a word to me about it, not even a curious look. Took the pen, got on the plane, flew to my destination, enjoyed my vacation. Then flew back with the same pen without even any problems at all.

    As mentioned in my previous post, security at the airport is mainly window-dressing. It's there simply to make the civilians feel better about flying. To make them feel safer.
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    Re: Rolex Thief Caught On Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis1 View Post
    gold, platinum, titanium and stainless steel doesn't set off metal detectors... why did the person take it off???
    It's most likely because you have to. The last time I travelled through a busy airport, I had to take out/off all 'metal' items, including money, watch, pens, belt and also my shoes.
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