Actor Jack Scalia has been arrested by the Police at the Los Angeles International Airport for having an unloaded gun in his carry-on bag. The handgun, a Glock 9mm, was discovered through routine security screening.
The 61-year-old actor, who played in “All My Children”, “Remington Steele” and “Dallas” was arrested on Thursday, October 25th, afternoon in LAX airport Terminal 7, srg. Belinda Nettles told the press. “Our investigation revealed suspect, 61-year-old Jack Tomaso Scalia of Los Angeles had an unloaded weapon in his carry on bag”, she added.
Upon being searched by the airport police, Scalia turned out to have also been carrying a novelty police badge in his pocket. However, no other details regarding the incident have been released so far.
This isn’t the first time that Scalia founds himself at the heart of controversial events. Several of his charity works ended up in disaster due to overlooked technicalities. His 9-11 charity group had its tax exempt status revoked in July 2011 for missing to file a tax return in its 10 years of existence. Furthermore, the group was never registered with the Attorney General’s Office nor incorporated in New York. In the same year, another charity Scalia was affiliated with got suspended for failing to pay the appropriate taxes and fees.
Scalia’s, born Giacomo Tomaso Tedesco, road to fame started with a series of ads for Eminence briefs and Jordache jeans. IMDB shows Scalia to have played the role of Nicholas Pearce on the show “Dallas”, where his character found his death after taking a dive from a balcony following a fight with J.R. Ewing. Scalia brought to life the character Chris Stamp for the series “All My Children” for 3 years, from 2001 to 2003. Currently, the actor joined the cast crew for the TV movie “Jersey Shore Shark Attack”.
The actor’s representatives were out of reach for a possible comment on the incident on late Thursday.