Dallas Actor Jack Scalia Says He Doesn't Know How Gun Got Into His Bag

Earlier this week, former Dallas star Jack Scalia was going through security at Los Angeles International Airport when authorities discovered an unloaded 9mm Glock and a novelty police badge. The actor was immediately taken into custody and questioned, but he was released a short time later on $10,000 bond. TSA hasn’t commented publically on what happened, but thanks to Scalia’s representative, we now know a few more random details.

Speaking to TMZ, the PR man said his client received the gun as a gift but has no idea why it ended up in his bag. As for the badge, it’s a courtesy shield from Mayor Giuliani, and it too should not been in his stuff when he went to the airport. One would imagine these answers weren’t overly satisfying to the police, but even so, authorities haven’t decided whether or not they’ll follow through and press charges.

The only thing working in Scalia’s favor here is how completely over the top this entire thing is. Everyone knows having a loose gun in your bag will get you arrested, and everyone knows a novelty police badge would probably make the situation worse. No one could possibly be stupid enough to do this on purpose, unless he was some kind of criminal mastermind assuming we'd all overanalyze.

Within a few weeks, we should know how authorities will progress with this case. For Scalia’s sake, I hope the TSA develops a sense of humor quickly.

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