L.A. district attorney refers Aldon Smith case to city attorney

AP

The case of Aldon Smith’s fake bomb threat is being passed around like a real hot potato.

First, LAX police gave the file to the LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Unit.  Now, the L.A. County district attorney’s office has punted the prosecution to the L.A. city attorney.

According to the Associated Press, the case has been sent from the county D.A. to the city D.A. for “misdemeanor consideration.”  That’s good news for Smith, who previously was facing a potential felony charge.

There’s a chance Smith ultimately faces no prosecution at all, if the powers-that-be decide he was making a really dumb joke.  But if they decide to deter non-celebrities from making similarly dumb jokes in an airport security line, they should consider pushing the issue.