Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis
was tackled by guards at Las Vegas's McCarran Airport on Friday after they found a gun in his carry-on luggage. Staff spotted the weapon in the 82 year old's bag as it passed through an X-ray machine. He was cited for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and released.
According to TMZ.com
, Lewis claimed he didn't know the gun was in the bag, which had been used previously by other members of his family. His manager insists the weapon was a "fun gun" used as a show prop.
The incident comes just a week after actor Dennis Farina
was fined $510 and sentenced to probation for attempting to carry a loaded gun through Los Angeles International Aiport in May.
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