I have been to several courthouses in several different states. They all have a form of security. Some much more strict than others. Sometimes, it feels like you are getting ready to board a plane.
Some courthouses security requires that you place items in bins as they go through a scanner. To date, I haven’t been asked to take off my shoes. For one lawyer in Nebraska, he has a lost luggage feeling. And he apparently believes that The pen is mightier than the sword.
Attorney John Kerwin went through courthouse security at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Nebraska. He accidentally left his keys and Montblanc ballpoint pen at the security kiosk. (Omaha.com)
Later he asked a Judge to unlock the kiosk to get his belongings. The Judge handed him his keys but the pen was missing. The lawyer values the pen at $500; but worse, it has sentimental value because it was given to him by his uncle.
The pen is nowhere to be found. Surveillance video shows the officer who last touched the pen before it went missing. Now, Kerwin wants the County to either find the pen or replace it. And, he is serious. So serious that he has filed suit against the County Clerk’s office.
Kerwin says that he “just wants his special pen back”. I suspect that they will pay him $500 to reimburse him.
I wonder, do you think that the effort is worth the reward? Maybe he should just say… it’s Saul Good!
And for pic o’ day, here’s some wisdom: