A San Antonio man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sword.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Jose Gonzalez faces a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Sheriff's spokesman James Keith said Wednesday that the cane, with a handle fashioned like the head of a snake, was confiscated.

Keith says the father was able to walk through a scanner on Monday without needing the cane, which went through another security device. An alarm went off. An officer twisted off the top of the cane and drew out the sword, and the father was arrested.

Jail records Wednesday did not list the father as still in custody. Details weren't immediately available on the son's name or charges.