That Knife the LAPD Officer Took Home A Decade Ago Probably Not the OJ Murder Weapon

The Los Angeles Police Department, those original kings of comedy, took us to new heights of laughter last week when it was revealed that officer George Maycott kept a knife found on the O.J. Simpson property for over a decade, even though it may have been used in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. A construction worker found the knife on the property and gave it to Maycott; he tried to turn it in to the police, but they were like “Nah”:

According to the attorney, the officer, George Maycott, Maycott took the knife and immediately picked up the phone and called the West LA Division of the LAPD. But Maycott’s lawyer said he was told, “We don’t want to have anything to do with this. O.J. Simpson has been acquitted. There is double jeopardy. Even if that knife had blood all over it there is nothing we can do.”

Maycott has kept the knife in a toolbox since it was given to him in 2001, so it’s probably a good thing that it probably wasn’t the murder weapon.

“We can’t say for sure that it is or it isn’t; it appears that it isn’t,” Officer Ricardo Hernandez of the LAPD Media Relations Office tells PEOPLE.

Sounds legit!

Hernandez says that the knife is still being tested by the LAPD forensics team. “More tests are going to have to be conducted before we can determine if that was the weapon used,” he says.

Cool—I guess since Simpson is already in jail you can just take your time with that, no problem.