One former Disney star is seriously regretting his packing list today after getting caught with a loaded weapon at Los Angeles International Airport.
According to Variety, David Henrie, who once starred alongside Selena Gomez on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, was arrested Monday after TSA officers conducted a routine search of his baggage and found the loaded M&P 9mm gun. Henrie was immediately placed in LAPD Pacific Division Jail but was shortly released on $10,000 bail.
After the event, Henrie took to Twitter to apologize, explaining he “unintentionally” brought his gun to the airport. The gun, he added, is legally owned and registered in his name.
“I take responsibility for what happened today at LAX,” he wrote on Twitter. “I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am so sorry for any trouble it caused but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country. More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened.”
Henrie added that he is grateful for the TSA, LAPD, and “all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.”
According to the TSA, Henrie could have avoided this mess if he had locked and unloaded his weapon.
“Passengers may transport unloaded firearms in checked baggage if they are transported in a locked, hard-sided container and declared to the airline before traveling,” the TSA wrote on its site. The TSA may also “impose civil penalties per violation per person.”
For a loaded firearm like Henrie had, he could face $9,800 in fines and possible criminal charges. Henrie is expected to appear before a judge for the matter on Oct. 1.