MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 48-year-old woman has been charged after police say she brought a switchblade into the Dakota County Courthouse.

Lisa Kaye Jefferson, of Richfield, has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon in a courthouse, which is a felony.

According to the criminal complaint, Jefferson entered the courthouse on July 20 and proceeded to go through security. After her purse was sent through the X-ray machine, officers saw a dense metal object and conducted a search.

Jefferson continued to ask what they were looking for and repeatedly said she did not have any weapons.

After two more times through the X-ray machine, a deputy found a switchblade in the lining of the bottom portion of Jefferson’s makeup bag. The weapon was confiscated and Jefferson was placed under arrest.

Comments (6)
  1. mike hunt says:

    I guess she is moving on up

  2. Dummies says:

    I don’t understand why she can’t have a knife in the court house. What’s so wrong with that??

  3. Guy says:

    WCCO; do YOU even know WHAT a “switchblade” even looks like? The picture you have is NOT a switchblade.

    Here is a clue : a switchblade’s blade FOLDS into the handle. It does NOT need a sheeth (which you also picture)

    1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

      Can you say: “Stock photo”? Lighten up. BTW, it’s ‘sheath’, not ‘sheeth’.

  4. worryfree says:

    A switchblade is illegal anywhere. But our court houses need to be as safe as possible- lots of emotions at play there…

  5. whitey says:

    stupid white bicht

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