DALLAS - Film actor Judge Reinhold is apologizing to the Dallas Police Department following his strange behavior at Dallas Love Field that ultimately led to his arrest.
The Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High actor became uncooperative on Thursday when TSA agents at the airport attempted to give him random a pat down. They offered to search him in a private room, but he still would not cooperate with agents.
In a statement released by his attorney, Reinhold blames his strange behavior on a mixture of medications he was on due to a respiratory infection.
Dallas police eventually became involved after his refusal to be screened and arrested him for disorderly conduct.
Reinhold was taken and booked into Dallas County Jail on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. He later bonded out.
Read Reinhold's full statement below:
"I have to say that the past 48 hours have been the most unusual, hair-raising and regrettable two days of my life. At best, it's a cautionary tale.
No matter how seemingly harmless a medication can be, don't ever introduce anything into your body chemistry when you're about to travel. I was prescribed the antibiotic Cipro for a respiratory infection the night before a flight.
Within 20 minutes of taking it I looked like I'd been bitten by Spiderman and blew up like the Macy's day parade. Thankfully, against my protest, my wife called 9-1-1. Paramedics arrived with epinephrine and super-Benadryl and took me to the hospital for observation. They gave me Zantax and Prednisone to ward off any recurrence of the reaction while in flight.
I was calmly told that if my wife had not called 9-1-1 there was a good chance I may not have made it there.
Rescheduled flights for the next morning. Successfully walked through the TSA scanner only to be told by a trainee that it looked like I had a mysterious shape in by backpack. This turned out to be a dense stack of DVD and CDs I ALWAYS carry without incident.
Because of my bag I was told I had to get the pat down.
It was then I started to argue with TSA over something I had no control over. Never a good idea.
Two Dallas police officers came over and gave me every opportunity to keep my mouth shut. I didn't comply with the pat down or their suggestions. This led to my arrest. I knew better, I just didn't do the right thing.
I feel especially embarrassed about self righteous indignation when I've enjoyed 30 years of support and camaraderie with law enforcement.
I want to apologize to the Dallas Police for wasting their time today. I want to acknowledge TSA's experienced agents as well as the recent influx of trainees that seem unprepared to detain people."