I had to fork over a forgotten 'mini shiv' in my purse when I reported to the Ingham County Courthouse in downtown Lansing when I reported for jury duty last summer. Yes, that was me holding up the line. I'm sorry.

My contraband was very boring compared to this: a lady had packed a saucy pair of shoes in her carry-on when trying to board a flight in Baltimore last week, which got her stopped by TSA; WLNS TV 6 has the photo here of the sky-high stilettos shaped like handguns, studded with what looked like bullets around the sole.

Tough call: Do you catch your flight or transfer the fantastic shoes (and matching bracelets) to your checked luggage?