Ex-WWE Superstar Terri Runnels Arrested For Carrying Loaded Gun In Airport
Former professional wrestler Terri Runnels was arrested Wednesday for allegedly carrying a loaded concealed firearm into Tampa International Airport.
The charge is classified as a class three felony, which carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
The Glock 26 9mm handgun Runnels was allegedly carrying was loaded with at least 11 bullets, according to the report.
Police intervened after a Transportation Security Administration agent detected the gun, which was inside of a sock in Runnel’s bags at a security checkpoint.
According to the report, Runnels said she forgot the gun was there and admitted to not having a concealed weapons permit. She said she forgot to remove the gun from her bag after she used it to get rid of an armadillo that was digging up her mother’s yard, the report says.
The 52-year-old TV personality was later released from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Jail on $2,000 bond, records show.
Runnels mainly worked as a manager throughout her career. She represented a slew of wrestlers including The Hardy Boyz, Edge, Christian and most notably Goldust, whom she was married to from 1993 to 1999.
In 2002, she won the WWE Hardcore Championship and is one of only four women to hold that title.