A woman was arrested Wednesday at Middletown Superior Court after it was discovered that she was carrying brass knuckles, police say.
Angelina Quinn, 21, of Mystic, was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.
According to State Police Sgt. Sal Calvo, Quinn was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a speeding ticket. A guard found the brass knuckles while searching Quinn's purse at the entrance to the courthouse.
The charge carries a maximum $500 fine and three years in prison.
Quinn is due back in court next month.