What’s the magic word to get out of a traffic ticket? For one college student, the trick seemed to be juggling. University of Central Arkansas student Blayk Puckett was pulled over by campus police one evening for a sobriety check — and their interaction ended with Blayk entertaining two officers by juggling pins.
The trick prompted headlines that said Blayk used juggling to prove he was sober. But though a magician never reveals his secret, Puckett told Yahoo News that the officers had already determined that he had not been drinking.
“A lot of the headlines kind of construe it just a little bit, but what happened is I was pulled over for a broken brake light,” Puckett said. “The officer did mention later that he had some suspicions I may have been drinking … but after he pulled me over, it was very clear that I was not intoxicated.”
As the police dash cam video shows, the officers noticed the Puckett’s personalized license plate read “JUGGLER,” prompting him to admit he was a magician.
“After business was done, I wanted to give the officers a little bit of a show, so I did some juggling for them,” said Puckett.
Puckett has booked gigs since his encounter, but can’t directly correlate that success with the video because he is a professional magician. According to ArkansasMatters.com, he also tracked down one of the officers in the video and performed a few other tricks he has up his sleeve.
And Puckett showed Yahoo News a magic trick; watch the video above to see what he makes disappear!