Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie was arrested on Monday after he brought a loaded gun to Los Angeles airport. The Disney star, 29, who was also Ted’s kid on How I Met Your Mother, alleged he unknowingly brought the legally purchased weapon, as he apologised following his release.
According to TMZ, the actor, who starred alongside Selena Gomez in the series, was caught going through a TSA screening on Monday when the weapon was discovered by agents. The website alleged the gun was a loaded M&P Shield 9mm pistol.
However, Modern Family star Ariel Winter isn’t too happy with the lad, as she slammed an unnamed man who took a loaded gun in his bag. But while she didn’t name David, it’s pretty clear she’s referring to incident.
‘So…you didn’t notice the *loaded* gun in your bag when you were packing for the airport?????’ she wrote on Twitter. ‘In other words…why was your gun not stored safely in a place where you knew where it was and why in the fuck was it loaded??’
When a fan mentioned David had apologised, Ariel replied: ‘I’m glad he apologized but there’s a bigger issue. If he wasn’t a celebrity would he just be able to say sorry and walk away after bringing a loaded firearm in his bag to the airport?’
And if fans wondered why Ariel was wading into this debate, turns out she has a gun of her own, as she hit back at others who questioned her comments.
‘I am a licensed gun owner. I would never, ever accidentally bring my firearm anywhere,’ she said. ‘I lock them up legally and know where they are at all times. That could be a deadly mistake.’
In a statement posted to Twitter, David wrote: ‘I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today.
‘I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am so sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country.
‘More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened. But I am thankful for the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.’