Terri Runnels Says She Forgot Her Gun Was In Her Bag, Adds That She Always Has It When Visiting Her Mom

Terri Runnels explains her side of the story.

News made the rounds on May 29th via TMZ that former WWE Hardcore Champion Terri Runnels was arrested in Florida after she was caught with a loaded handgun at the Tampa International Airport. When the report went public, Terri was in jail and had a bond of $2,000. Hours after the incident took place, Runnel posted a video on Twitter in-which she explained her side of the situation. She said that she simply forgot the gun was in her bag and the reason she had it with her is because when she goes to visit her mother, there are animals that ruin her mother's garden and go after her chickens. 

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Terri added that she was terrified and became emotional during the video and she also added that she was on her way to Allentown, Pennsylvania for the WXW Samu Anoa'i benefit show that WWE superstars were present at.

“Evidently, it’s every where that I took a loaded handgun into the Tampa International Airport, and I literally… when I go to see my mom, I pack my gun because she has armadillos that ruin her garden and other critters that go after her chickens and I usually take my gun when I go to see her and I was with her for about a week-and-a-half and helping her out, and I got home, I think I got eight hours sleep in three days and then I got up this morning, Wednesday, 29th to -- I think it was 4 AM when I got up to make this early flight to go to Allentown for the show for the benefit for Sam [Samu Anoa’i], and literally, it did not even cross my mind that my gun was in my Vera Bradley Tote that I always take on the plane with me and it was the most… God I’ve never been in trouble in my life and it scared the hell out of me and it was a simple mistake that… Dear God it was horrible." Runnels said. "If you’re a praying soul, pray because it still scares me and I don’t even know what to say because I’m gonna start crying so I’m gonna shut up but I at least want you guys to know what mistake I had made and what happened. I think some places are reporting as if I intended to do something terrible. I simply forgot that it was in that bag so, yeah, thanks guys. Love you."

Terri Runnels last appeared on WWE TV on the 25th Anniversary of RAW in New York where she was honored alongside women who WWE feels have contributed a great deal to the women's revolution.

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