At the pre-season game I was completely taken by surprise when the Hamilton Police were doing the bag searches at the Melrose Gate. I asked the policeman about it and he said that they were just helping out. The TigerCat security personnel were standing by the gate but not doing any searches.
Having your bag / purse being searched by security guards is one thing but it brings it to a whole new level if the police are doing the searching. Myself, I have no worries about what they find but I do find it very uncomfortable.
Is this bag search being done by the police legal? Will I be charged or denied entry into the game if I don't want my bag searched by a policeman rather than a security guard?
Is someone going to be arrested for trying to smuggle a bottle of water into the game when it's 40 degrees with the humidex? I wonder if the lady who was aided by the medics for heat stroke dureing the game had her bottle of water confiscated at the gate and couldn't afford the $3.50 for a bottle of water.