Actor Dennis Farina arrested on weapons charge apologizes for 'stupidity'

May 12, 2008 3:57:50 AM PDT
A loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage.

Actor Dennis Farina is apologizing for his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport.

The one-time "Law and Order" star, who's in the new Ashton Kutcher-Cameron Diaz comedy "What Happens in Vegas," says in a statement his own "stupidity" put him in "this embarrassing situation."

He says he forgot the .22 caliber handgun was in his luggage.

Farina is free on bail, facing a felony charge because the weapon wasn't registered.

He's a former Chicago police officer.