American Idol winner Scotty McCreery brings gun to airport
The "See You Tonight" singer had a little incident at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
TMZ reports that American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was stopped at the airport sometime during the week of July 10, 2017, for allegedly trying to bring a loaded handgun onto the plane. X-ray machines caught a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun in McCreery's backpack, along with two boxes of ammo—totaling 63 bullets.
McCreery reportedly has a license to carry a concealed weapon, but that license, obviously, does not extend to airports or planes. The singer was hit with a misdemeanor violation.Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie reportedly sued by interior designer
McCreery addressed the incident in a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight. "I have been a concealed carry permit holder for awhile now after being robbed at gunpoint in 2014, and I take gun safety very seriously," the 23-year-old said. "While in between tour dates last week, I went to go target shooting with a friend a few days before an early flight out of my hometown Raleigh-Durham airport. Unfortunately, I did not realize that I left my pistol in my backpack until the TSA found it during the security X-ray screening and rightly confiscated it."
"I had my concealed carry permit on me so once they had checked everything out, they then released me to catch the next available flight," he added. "Great to know our airport security force is on the job. I have learned a lesson that I won't forget."
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