As first reported by TMZ, former WWE personality Terri Runnels was arrested early Wednesday morning, after bringing a loaded handgun into the Tampa International Airport.
Runnels was taken into custody by airport police at approximately 7:32 AM and charged with a class three felony for the possession of a concealed firearm. She was transported to a local jail and held on a $2,000 bond, which she later posted.
In a video uploaded to her official Twitter account, Runnels claims that she had recently returned from her mother’s house, and often travels with the firearm because of “armadillos that ruin her garden, and other critters that go after her chickens”.
Runnels stated that she had only slept for approximately eight hours over the course of three days, and woke up at 4 AM to catch an early flight, completely forgetting that the firearm was loaded and in her carry-on bag. You can watch the video below.
😮😥🙄😤 Love you all…THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE CALLS AND MESSAGES! 🙏❣ pic.twitter.com/UT3QUpf6AX
— Terri Runnels (@TheTerriRunnels) May 30, 2019