DALLAS, TEXAS — Judge Reinhold, star of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Beverly Hills Cop, and other 1980s film favorites, pleaded no contest yesterday in regard to his December 8 outburst against Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents and Dallas police officers at the Love Field airport.
Speaking to the press, Reinhold stated: “I am sorry for being such a dumbass with the TSA, and continue to respect and support the work of the Dallas Police Department.”
The incident arose when TSA airport agents selected Reinhold for a random pat-down search. The actor objected and refused to comply, eventually yelling and taking off his shirt.
Reinhold continued to act belligerently and spout foul language when Dallas PD officers showed up and arrested him.
Initially, Reinhold blamed his uncharacteristic behavior on an allergic reaction to a combination of medications, including “super Benadryl,” he’d taken to ward off a respiratory infection.
The day after the incident, Reinhold said: “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.”
After pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, Reinhold must stay out of trouble in the Dallas area for the next 90 days, after which the charges will be dropped.