Bible-college student’s pocketknife causes him to be arrested

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Date: June 12th, 2012

Category: Nutty News

New York – Clayton Baltzer, the Grove City High School graduate now has a New York weapons charge on his record. Baltzer, 19, is a Bible-college student – a camping-ministry major – and took his pocketknife to New York City on a field trip. He did not know about New York’s strict knife laws. He now has some fame among knife-rights advocates because of what happened to him.

Baltzer and his class were at the Times Square subway station when someone grabbed him by the arm and said, “Don’t move.” It was a plainclothes New York City police officer.

Baltzer was arrested and charged with the highest degree of misdemeanor under New York law. He had another knife in his backpack, a fixed-blade one he used to whittle for kids at a special-needs camp in Pennsylvania. He forgot he had it in his bag. Police confiscated that one, too.  Full Article

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