Vermont cabbie angry after being cited for having sword
Oct. 16, 2017
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont cabbie is angry after being cited for having a sword.
Ken Cormier of Rutland is due to appear this week in criminal court in New York after being cited for a misdemeanor charge.
He accused New York troopers of charging him with the weapons offense because they were frustrated when they didn't find any drugs early on Oct. 3.
Mark Cepiel, a New York State Police spokesman, told the Rutland Herald that Cormier was pulled over for erratic operation and that the "gold skull cane sword" was discovered after he agreed to a search.
Cormier said he considered it to be a cane, not a weapon. He does carry a pocket knife and collapsible baton for self-defense, but those are legal.