Shemane Ann Nugent said she was carrying the pistol for protection after receiving death threats
So, Ted Nugent's wife walks into an airport …
Shemane Ann Nugent, wife of “Wango Tango” wailer Ted Nugent, was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday, after a loaded pistol was found in her carry-on baggage, according to an incident report obtained by TheWrap.
Nugent, 51, was arrested after TSA screeners detected what appeared to be a firearm in her carry-on bag at an x-ray screening point.
Asked by an officer if there was anything in her bag that the officer should be aware of, Nugent — who was booked on a flight for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — replied, “I know what the problem is, I forgot the gun was in the bag.”
A subsequent search found a .38 Smith & Wesson with 5 rounds in it, and an additional 10 rounds were found in the soft case that was carrying the gun.
Nugent, who has a concealed handgun permit for Texas, told police that she had received death threats, and was carrying the gun for protection. She said that she carries the gun in the bag for safety while attending physical training classes.
Nugent told the officer that she knows it's illegal to carry a weapon into a secure area of an airport. When asked if she had seen the signs posted in front of the checkpoint stating that firearms are prohibited, she said no.