Indiana officials find scissors hidden inside man arrested after body scan


Indiana deputies found a pair of scissors inside an arrested person’s anal cavity during a body scan required before he was jailed.

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Jeff Holt, deputy commander of operations at La Porte County Jail, was helping jail deputies greet a person arrested May 17 who refused a “SecurPASS” body scan .

The reluctant arrestee eventually accepted the scan, and upon reviewing the images, Holt observed a foreign object lodged inside the man’s anal cavity.

Due to his training and experience, Holt was able to recognize the object as a metallic object. The arrested person was then escorted to another room for further search.

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Deputies found scissors inside the anal cavity of an arrested person during a required body scan. (La Porte County Sheriff’s Office)

The arrested person initially refused to cooperate with the deputies.

A second body scan was performed. Holt noticed while examining these images that the object had moved, allowing him to positively identify it as a pair of scissors.

The scissors were later removed from the arrested person’s body without incident.

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The scissors were removed from the anal cavity of the arrested person without incident. (La Porte County Sheriff’s Office)

The “SecurPASS” body scanner has been used at the prison since its incorporation in 2017. Deputies from the prison have since recovered several particular items, including tattoo equipment, drugs, paraphernalia, various foreign objects and now scissors.

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“The body scanner is an incredible, state-of-the-art tool used to ensure the safety and security of everyone within the La Porte County Jail. Lt. Holt is commended for leveraging his training and experience and succeeding prevent a dangerous sharp object from cutting its way into the jail,” Capt. Derek J. Allen said in a statement.


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