LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Dennis Farina
apologized for his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage.
''I apologize to anyone and everyone that I have caused any embarrassment or inconvenience to,'' the 64-year-old actor said in a statement. ''It is my own stupidity to find myself in this embarrassing situation.''
When the weapon was discovered at a security checkpoint at about 8 a.m. Sunday, police said Farina told them he had forgotten the .22-caliber handgun was in his luggage.
Farina was booked for investigation of carrying a concealed weapon, said Sgt. Dennis Beacham. When police discovered the weapon was not registered, the charge was upgraded to a felony and Farina's bail was increased from $25,000 to $35,000.
He was released Sunday night after posting bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site.
Farina's latest film, the Ashton Kutcher
comedy ''What Happens in Vegas
,'' opened Friday.
Farina has starred in TV's ''Law & Order
'' series and in such movies ''Snatch
'' and ''Get Shorty
.'' The actor is also a former Chicago police officer.
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