A concealed weapons charge against comedy icon Jerry Lewis was dismissed Friday in a Las Vegas justice court, but he had to give up the gun.
Lewis, 82, was arrested July 25 at McCarran International Airport when an unloaded firearm was discovered in his carry-on luggage. He was cited for not having a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
At the time, Lewis’ manager, Claudia Marghilano, said that the handgun was a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show.
Metro spokesman Bill Cassell responded that if the gun was merely a prop "it wouldn’t be a weapon and we couldn’t cite him for carrying a weapon."
Lewis’ attorney, Ross Goodman, said the dismissal in judge Karen Bennett-Haron’s court came after it was agreed the gun would be forfeited.
“It’s a good result for a great guy,” said Goodman.
— NORM CLARKE, Vegas Confidential