Dear Vaughn Ray Jones Jr,
As I am almost certain you are aware, you were arrested last week at a courthouse in Oklahoma City after passing through a security checkpoint and allegedly placing a bag of marijuana in the tray. This is your mugshot, in case you didn't get a chance to see it.
Clearly, you realized that you had made a mistake, as when the deputies tried to arrest you, you ran away and successfully escaped. Nice one! Unfortunately, you returned to the checkpoint the very next day wearing a hat as a disguise, and were promptly arrested.
While hindsight is 20-20, I have a few tips for you, so you don't get into this kind of trouble again.
1) You don't really need weed in court.
I get it that court is probably boring, and I also get it that courthouses probably have some cool architecture and painted ceilings and stuff that look really groovy when you're high, but seriously, cops are everywhere in courthouses. You ever see Law and Order? Well, court is pretty much "Order." The Law isn't far behind. If you really, really wanted to be high in court, you could just have smoked at home, left the bag of weed there, and then come in.
2) Weed is not made out of metal
You placed a bag of weed in a security tray, which is the place you put things that will set off the metal detector as you pass through the checkpoint. Marijuana is a plant, and therefore would not set off any alarm if you just left it in your pocket as you went through the checkpoint. Unless you carry your weed in a bag made out of chain mail, which you also shouldn't do.
3) Generally, most people who have jobs go to them at the same time every day.
Seeing as you're the kind of dude who brings weed to court, you might not be familiar with how jobs work. In overwhelming numbers, if people are at their job at certain time on Tuesday, it stands to reason that at the same time on Wednesday, the same guy might be in the same place. In your case, part of the guy's job on Tuesday was to try to arrest you. So when you got away, maybe coming back at the same time the next day wasn't a great idea. This brings me to #4
4) Really? A hat? That's it?
The hat just isn't going to cut it as a disguise. Part of this is because the crime you committed was really, really funny. Think for a second about what the guy who works at the security checkpoint's job is like. Super boring. That guy sees more key rings before 11:00 AM than most of us do all month. So when something different shows up, like your bag of weed, he's gonna remember.
5) Believe it or not, you're not alone.
Other people have gotten arrested for putting marijuana in the security tray. Like this guy in Texas, or this other guy in Florida. That doesn't make what you did any less dumb, but we thought it might make you feel a little better.