Chief Scout Exec,
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 11:36:39 -0400
.c The Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) - The nation's top Boy Scout executive was arrested
after a security scan showed a loaded revolver in a bag he was
trying to carry onto a flight, The Miami Herald reported today.
Jere B. Ratcliffe, chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America,
was picked up Sunday morning at Miami International Airport after
an X-ray revealed the .32-caliber gun in his bag. Guards who opened
the bag discovered it was loaded.
``Most people forget it was there, that's the bottom line,''
Metro-Dade police Sgt. David Creelman said. ``We don't have much
choice in these situations. We have to make the arrest.''
Ratcliffe, 59, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a
felony. Creelman said Ratcliffe, of South Lake, Texas, has no
Florida concealed weapons permit - and even if he did, it wouldn't
have allowed him to bring the revolver into the airport terminal.
Ratcliffe was released Sunday evening after posting $5,000 bond.
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