Legendary comedian cited for carrying a gun to airport

By: A.P.
By: A.P.

July 29, 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say they have confiscated a gun
belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old
entertainer's carryon bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las
Vegas.
Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said Tuesday that the actor was
cited Friday for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las
Vegas airport.
Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a
hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show.
She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn't fire.
Marghilano says Lewis didn't know the gun was in the bag along
with other props.
Cassell says if the gun were merely a prop "it wouldn't be a
weapon and we couldn't cite him for carrying a weapon."


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