A Delta employee faces firearm charges after bringing a loaded gun with him to work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
In today’s edition of airline employees doing stupid things that make the rest of them look bad, Delta Air Lines mechanic Frank Wilson was arrested Sunday when a Delta security agent found the Glock Model 21 .45 caliber pistol in Mr. Wilson’s backpack.
Mr. Wilson told a sheriff’s deputy he does not have a concealed weapons permit.
As a result, WSVN TV notes, he was charged with one count of carrying a concealed firearm and his gun was confiscated.
Local 10 writes Mr. Wilson posted $500 bail following his Monday hearing.
Miami’s WPLG TV news reports Mr. Wilson told law enforcement “he put it there to keep it away from his nephew and forgot to take it out before showing up for work.”
If that’s the truth, then perhaps Mr. Wilson’s stashing the gun in his backpack could have prevented a tragedy. But locking the weapon in a safe, secure location in the first place is probably a better option. — Chris