Paul Kahan, a James Beard Award-winning chef based in Chicago, said he accidentally smuggled four large chef’s knives onto a flight out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport in his carry-on bag on Thursday.
“Flew outa O’Hare today,” Kahan wrote on Twitter. “Forgot I had four huge chef’s knives in carry-on bag. Got patted down for wallet. Knives went through.”
It’s not the first time a blade-wielding celebrity has accidentally given the slip to the Transportation Security Administration: Mythbusters’ Adam Savage admitted that he once brought two 12-inch razor blades along with him onto a flight after they failed to be caught by one of the TSA’s high-tech full-body scans.