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Jerry Lewis Packing Heat In Vegas

Posted by Eric Hazard | 6 Comments

Jerry Lewis was stopped in the Las Vegas airport last week after airport screeners found a handgun in his luggage.

Reuters tells us the octogenarian funnyman was on his way to a one-night only, one-man performance in Mount Pleasant, Michigan when folks at the airport found the unload .22 pistol in his bag.

Seeing as how carrying a handgun in an airport is generally frowned upon, airport officials detained him for a bit, before releasing him on his own reconnaissance with a citation for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. As for the gun, well the airport fellas hung on to that for Lewis. If he wants it back, he’ll have to appear in court.

The Reuters story then goes on for about four paragraphs about all the stuff Lewis did in the past. This is apparently for the readers who just emerged from a 60-year stay in a bomb bunker.

Dean Martin was unavailable for comment. (Most likely because Dean Martin is no longer with us).


6 Responses to “Jerry Lewis Packing Heat In Vegas”

  1. Scott McCue
    July 30th, 2008 @

    To be fair, Dean probably wouldn’t comment anyhow…too much class for that.

  2. Josh Friedlander
    July 30th, 2008 @

    A .22! Isn’t that the kind of gun the mafia used to love, because the bullets usually don’t exit the skull?

  3. Eric Hazard
    July 30th, 2008 @

    Don’t know. I know it as the gun I took hunter safety with because it didn’t do too much damage.

  4. Joel L. Friedlander
    July 30th, 2008 @

    Eric, Robert F. Kennedy was killed with a shot from a .22 pistol!

  5. Eric Hazard
    July 30th, 2008 @

    Ok, I should say it didn’t do too much damage in an indoor firing range. But obviously capable of taking someone down.

    I stand corrected.

    I also think we have provided some additional color to the story. To revise, based upon our comments:

    Jerry Lewis was carrying a .22 pistol after the mafia extorted him to do a gangland style hit on RFK.

  6. Josh Friedlander
    July 30th, 2008 @

    Mystery solved. Next!

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