Report: Marine told TSA agent at Charlotte Douglas to check shoes for C-4

Report: Marine told TSA agent at Charlotte Douglas to check shoes for C-4

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A joke in the TSA line at Charlotte Douglas International Airport put a Marine behind bars the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Police arrested Joseph Simkus after they said he made a bomb threat at the airport.

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Channel 9 obtained the police report and it shows Simkus told a TSA agent they should check his shoes for C-4, an explosive.

After he interviewed, the report shows Simkus told police he likes to joke around, was in a good mood and was just happy because he was on his way to see his family.

Simkus is a Marine at Cherry Point and told investigators he knows what C-4 is.

He's due back in court on Dec. 20.