showed up, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said.
The handgun was not loaded.
The woman told airport security personnel she placed the gun in
her suitcase as a safety precaution to keep it away from her
grandson, according to police reports.
The gun was confiscated and she was cited and allowed to board her
Homemade gun found in car console
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Two men were arrested after a traffic stop
led officers to find a homemade gun, police said.
Police stopped two men, 19 and 22, on Saturday as they drove near
the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Walnut Street, Police
Sgt. John Dilibert said.
The 19-year-old Sunland man was driving but didn't have a license
and the 22-year-old Tujunga man was on probation, Dilibert said.
During a consent search of the car, police found what is known as
a "zip gun" -- a crude, homemade pistol -- in the car's console.
It was made of a plastic grip with a black frame and barrel
wrapped together with black electrical tape, Dilibert said.
Carjacking thwarted by 'kill switch'
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A North Hollywood man's Acura coupe was
carjacked after a truck bumped it near an intersection.
The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when the man slowed
his car on Victory Boulevard near Fairview Street, Police Sgt. John
A red pickup truck with three men inside -- one in the back --
bumped the man's Acura from behind and both vehicles pulled over.
The North Hollywood man got out, and so did the man in the back of
the pickup, Dilibert said. The man pointed a small black handgun at
the victim and, according to police reporter, said "I want your car.
This is a carjacking, not a murder."
The robber got in and drove the car away, but it was later found
abandoned on a nearby street, Dilibert said. A kill switch on the car
that keeps fuel from getting to the gas pump might have forced the
thieves to leave the car, Dilibert said.
The victim was not hurt.