Police seize gun from Mike Epps at Indiana airport
Police confiscated a gun Sunday from Mike Epps on the Indianapolis International Airport after the actor and comic mentioned he forgot he was carrying the weapon in his carry-on baggage. Epps was not arrested throughout the encounter.
According to a police report from the Indianapolis Airport Authority, an officer performed a firearms investigation and located a .38-caliber revolver in Epps’ backpack at a TSA checkpoint. Epps instructed the officer he was on the town for a comedy present on the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and forgot the gun was in his bag.
A consultant for Epps didn’t instantly reply Wednesday to The Times’ request for remark.
The police report states that the Smith & Wesson revolver was loaded with 4 rounds of Hornady .38 particular ammo — none below the firing pin. After talking with Epps, conducting a license examine and seizing the weapon, authorities suggested the comedian on methods to get his firearm again after the case goes by way of the courtroom system.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority famous that details about the incident was despatched to the Marion County prosecutor’s workplace, which is able to decide whether or not to file expenses.
Epps is presently on a comedy tour of the United States that features stops at Oakland’s Oakland Arena (May 6) and Inglewood’s Kia Forum (May 7) in California. The tour is scheduled to conclude May 28 in St. Louis, Mo.
The “Upshaws” actor can be quickly set to look in “I’m a Virgo,” a comedy collection a couple of 13-foot-tall man from Oakland starring Emmy-winning “When They See Us” actor Jharrel Jerome. The present will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video this summer season, based on Variety.