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Mayor Uses Magazine To Prove ID

Danny JonesCharleston Mayor Danny Jones had a problem as he tried to get through the security gate at a California airport: He had misplaced his driver's license, and the expired one in his wallet wouldn't do.

The guards at John Wayne Airport in Orange County searched his bag. Then he remembered picking up a copy of Charleston Magazine while on his way to the West Coast for a little rest and relaxation.

Inside was a photograph of him standing in downtown Charleston and an article Jones had written as mayor welcoming visitors to the state capital.

Only then was he allowed to board his flight home.

Source: Charleston Daily Mail & Denver Post
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This story sounds fishy. A US Treasury Secretary used to claim that he cashed a check and proved his identity by producing a dollar bill with his signature on it. Although you should travel by air with your drivers license, airport security will let you travel if you can satisfy to them that you are who you say you are. If he was truly faced with this problem he would have simply produced credit cards or other identifying info from his wallet.

You have a good point there!

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