• Note to Self: Don't Bring Machete to RNC

    I'll be arriving in Tampa tomorrow morning, a little later than expected due to weather issues. And I have to say, I'm really glad for the delay. Otherwise, I wouldn't have seen this news report, and I totally would have ended up bringing my Condor 17-inch high-carbon parang machete with me. Because, you know, at this point it's just a force of habit…

    According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials, Jason T. Wilson, of Tallahassee, was arrested as he walked in the RNC Event Zone carrying a "full size" machete…

    When deputies attempted to physically stop him, Wilson allegedly began resisting arrest and was physically restrained. Wilson was arrested and taken to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on charges of prohibited items in event zone and resisting arrest with violence.

    Damn. It's gonna feel so weird walking around without a 1.5" blade strapped to my thigh. God, I'll feel naked. I guess I can't really blame RNC officials for not wanting forearm-length survival knives at their political convention. It does seem kind of unsafe.

    I suppose I'll just have to make due with a handgun.

    Tags: Protesters, Republican National Convention


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