Boy Scout leader held in Bahamas over bullet
Thursday, July 21, 2011
LIBERTY (AP) — A Missouri man is home after spending four days in a jail in the Bahamas because airport security found a bullet in his fanny pack.
Forty-eight-year-old Darrell Lapp returned Tuesday to Liberty after a scuba diving trip with a Boy Scout troop.
His ordeal began last Friday when airport security in Freeport, Bahamas found a .32-caliber bullet inside his fanny pack. He was charged with possessing ammunition and sent to a jail in Nassau. Lapp says he thinks he left the bullet in his pack after a hunting trip.
His wife found a lawyer, who was able to get the criminal charge dismissed. Lapp was released from jail Monday night.
It’s unclear how the bullet was not detected by security at Kansas City International Airport and in Nassau.