Instead of relying on the weather to be warm in Orlando, Arrion Cobb packed his own heat.
The 30-year-old Warrensville Heights man was a ticketed passenger headed to Orlando when he put his carry-on luggage on the X-ray machine at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Tuesday. It contained an Xbox video game system and a loaded handgun, said Lt. Thomas Stacho, police spokesman.
After seeing the weapon on the machine's screen, Transportation Security Administration officials called Cleveland police, who are stationed at the airport, to Concourse C.
They opened the luggage and found a .41-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, Stacho said.
Cobb was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons while under disability. He has not been charged with a crime.
He could also face federal charges.
Cobbs' criminal history includes four drug-related convictions between 1994 and 2004.
News Researcher Cheryl Diamond contributed to this report.
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The Continental flight with 15 passengers and three crew members aboard was searched and the man was taken into custody.
A woman was arrested after security screeners at Tampa Int'l Airport found a loaded handgun tucked in her carryon bag.
Orlando International Airport ended 2013 with more gun arrests than any other Florida airport, according to the federal Transportation Security Administration
The suspect is not linked to thefts of guns from airport luggage.