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TSA finds handgun in carry-on bag at Southwest Florida International Airport

Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 21:43:54-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man is accused of having a gun in his carry-on luggage while trying to fly out of Southwest Florida International Airport.

61-year-old Timothy Fenton was arrested Monday after a TSA agent saw a firearm in his bag on the x-ray screen.

Fenton says he forgot the Smith & Wesson .380 was in his bag.

The agent also found a magazine with five rounds. However, there was no bullet in the chamber.

Investigators say Fenton's concealed weapons permit had expired in July. He is now charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Fenton was the Chief Operating Officer at McDonald's Corp. and retired in 2014.