that's not from video games......
the end result is a bit absurd but not because of some special rule made for this kind of situation but rather the interaction of existing rules that do have a regular purpose day to day.
I travel and every day I see pocket knifes, souvenir knifes being stolen at the checkpoints. The other day my credit card size stainless steel multi-tool (ruler, screwdriver, wrench and a 2 centimeter cutting edge) has been confiscated because it had a less than one inch "blade". Yikes.
To be fair, John Pistole (the TSA head) tried to drop this restriction and permit knifes with blades <= 2.36 inches, but transportation workers, victims groups, and various congressmen thru a hissy-fit, so he was forced to drop it.
2.36 inches!! Land of the brave, my arse.
If they had the smarts to pull off the escape, why assume they wouldn't have the smarts not to boast about it?
Why assume mechanical intelligence magically translates into the skills needed to quietly re-insert oneself into society? Different skillsets, mate, and I daresay that the latter task is harder when you're use to getting by on bank robberies and so forth.
TL;DR - being smart isn't the same thing as having sense.
BS, we have new shiny at work, the biting in the ass was entirely expected, as was the catastrophic loss in functionality and performance. It's all about some stupid fuck justifying his salary to his superiors