I blame the cop - the kid looks like he just stepped out of the Book of Mormon. Toody and Muldoon going after boy scouts again?! The cop - on his way, no doubt, to his local Dunkin’ Donuts - couldn’t tell the kid to put the knife away?
About twenty five years ago I was in Central City, Colorado. We were visiting the town while camping in the area. I was walking down the street when a cop grabbed my shoulder while pulling my hunting knife from it’s belt sheath. Apparently it was illegal to open carry a knife in town.
The cop did use his discretion and just let me return it to my vehicle, but did warn me that the local judge would have fined me if I went before him.
Surprised the hell out of me; back home I had no trouble carrying a revolver down the street on my hip and into the bank.