Man charged with gun in bag at Midway

February 19, 2012 8:46:52 PM PST
A Chicago man has been charged with trying to take a loaded gun onto an airplane at Midway Airport.

Fifty-one-year-old Willie T. Thomas was arrested at the airport Saturday after an x-ray scan showed he was carrying a handgun in his laptop bag.

Thomas said he forgot the weapon was there.

He's an employee of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Police say he has a valid state firearm card.