Lewis gun charge dropped

'A good result for a great guy'

Jerry Lewis has escaped firearms charges over a gun discovered in his carry-on bag at Las Vegas airport.

Security seized the .22-calibre Beretta from the 82-year-old comic in July, and he was accused of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

However, Judge Karen Bennett-Haron yesterday dismissed the charge after lawyers agreed to let the comedian off without a fine.

Mr Lewis's lawyer, Ross Goodman, said the quick resolution was 'a good result for a great guy'.

Lewis's manager initially said the unloaded weapon was a prop used on stage, although Lewis later said it was a gift given during his annual telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which he had forgotten was in his bag.

Published: 21 Sep 2008

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