You remember Shanna Marie McLaughlin. Central Florida grad. Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 2010. Filmed a little video in the UCF locker room last year that got some people more bothered than hot, a silly ordeal that left her "dumbfounded" and resulted in a formal apology from the school — for allowing the photos to be taken in the first place.
Well, it turns out McLaughlin has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Problem is, cops say she tried to bring a loaded .45 onto a plane the other day. Which, as Darius Miles helpfully reminded us last week, is not such a swell idea. Even for Playmates.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
She put the duffle through an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint, the report states, and a Transportation Security Administration operator saw the gun and alerted police.
When confronted, police said the 26-year-old - Playboy's Miss July 2010 - claimed the bag was hers, and that the gun belonged to her boyfriend and she didn't know it was inside.
McLaughlin was jailed on a charge of carrying a firearm in a place prohibited by law. The gun, a .45-caliber Colt revolver loaded with six hollow-point bullets, was confiscated.
This is the part where we're supposed to say something witty, but we're too dumbfounded by how dumb it is to try to bring a gun on a plane.
[Photo via aXis magazine; h/t to Rick]