Soap opera star and former “Dallas” actor Jack Scalia was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday afternoon after he allegedly tried to bring a gun on an airplane.
According to police, TSA agents discovered Scalia, 61, had an unloaded 9mm Glock in his carry-on baggage at LAX, TMZ reported. A novelty police badge was also found on Scalia during a TSA search.
Scalia, who played Nicholas Pearce on the long-running hit drama “Dallas,” last starred in the June 2012 TV movie “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” as Moretti.
His “Dallas” character was killed off the show in 1988, although Pearce later appeared on the show in 1991 as part of a dream sequence.
Scalia is also well-known to soap opera fans from playing Chris Stamp on “All My Children” from 2001 to 2003.
Scalia was charged with possession of a concealed handgun and booked at the police station inside LAX, E! reported.
A Jack Scalia fan who posted to the IMDB page of the actor following the arrest thought it was excessive to bring charges against the former “Dallas” actor.
“Instead of just confiscating the gun, they arrested him. IS that normal? Unless he caused a scene. Maybe he was intoxicated,” wrote SimplemindedSociety8.