Well I received a call from the police today. Apparently I scared someone yesterday. Luckily the cop was very understanding. Anyways, here is the story and someone please explain to me how I possibly frightened/concerned anybody. So I am attending college in a very red state. I come from the country and carry a pocket knife on me everyday, have for years. So I was in a Psychology Research study and was the only one other than the researcher there, and a video camera. I was completing the assignment but dealing with a very dull pencil, almost like using a crayon. I asked the researcher if he had a sharp pencil and he didn't so I grabbed the trash can, pulled out my knife, and sharpened the pencil and continued to go about my work, putting the knife on the desk. After finishing the assignment, I put my pocket knife back in my pocket and turned in my work. The researcher never said a word about the "situation". So I get a call today from the campus police asking about this incident and why I pulled out a knife. I simply replied that I had to sharpen a pencil and he laughed. I then explained the whole story and the cop told me that he was certain it was nothing serious but somebody (I'm guessing the person who watched the video) reported me and he had to follow up. He said he had already told that person that the state which I'm in 98% of guys over high school carry a knife. The police officer told me not to worry and there was no report on file but that got me thinking, "how does using a pocket knife scare somebody"? It's just crazy that anybody would report such a thing. Anybody else have stupid crazy stories like this?