Early Sunday morning, rapper Yung Joc got caught with a loaded semi-automatic weapon
and more than a few rounds of ammunition at a security check at Hopkins airport (some of which were supposedly armor piercing, according to this story from ohio.com). Joc was promptly arrested.
Of course, like any good rap artist, Joc proclaimed his innocence by saying he didn’t know where the gun came from and it wasn’t his.
On a 100-point scale, the judges gave him only 1.3 for inventiveness.
Anyway, Joc’s arraignment was today and he didn’t show. His lawyer made an appearance, but that wasn’t enough for the judge, who apparently took umbrage at a rapper carrying a semiautomatic through the airport. An arrest warrant has been issued and Joc has been proclaimed a fugitive.
Pretty tough fighting words from the Cleveland courts, especially when compared to the recent of airport arrest of Akron Councilman Marco Sommerville, who was caught carrying a gun through security at the Canton-Akron airport. He had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but obviously not in an airport.
Sommerville was not detained that day, and eventually plead no contest to a misdemeanor.
Interesting, that’s all I’m going to say. – Vince Grzegorek