Incubus Singer Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge, Pays Fine

Airport screener found switchblade in his luggage in October.

Brandon Boyd admits he wasn’t too sharp when he packed a knife in his luggage before attempting to board an airplane.

The Incubus frontman pleaded guilty in New York’s Queens County Court on Monday to disorderly conduct, according to a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. Judge Lenora Gerald ordered Boyd to pay a fine of $250.

The charge stems from Boyd’s arrest on October 6, when a screener at LaGuardia Airport found a switchblade knife in Boyd’s carry-on bag as he tried to catch a flight to Raleigh, North Carolina. From the beginning, Boyd has insisted that he simply forgot the knife was in his bag (see “Incubus Singer Arrested After Airport Screeners Find Knife” ).

The court appearance comes on the heels of Incubus’ world tour in support of A Crow Left of the Murder, which wrapped up Friday in Loveland, Colorado. After spending the last eight months on the road, the band plans to take the next few weeks off before returning to the stage December 12 for KROQ-FM’s Almost Acoustic Christmas show.