Chicago man arrested after bringing gun to court

August 25, 2010 5:21:26 AM PDT
A South Side homeowner about to be evicted from his home showed up for a court hearing with a loaded handgun in his briefcase.

Thomas Pridgeon was arrested inside Daley Center on Monday. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, the 45-caliber handgun had one bullet in its chamber and seven more in a clip.

Pridgeon, who said he forgot the gun was in the briefcase, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon.