Todd Anthony Shaw, (48), more widely known as the rapper “Too Short,” was in the process of passing through a checkpoint at the Burbank Airport on October 1 when a TSA Employee noticed a carryon bag passing through the scanner that contained a handgun. Mr. Shaw left the concourse without his belongings, via an exit door, before he could be detained according to a statement released by Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick.
Shaw returned to the airport on October 2 with his attorney and was cited for possession of a loaded handgun in a public place (25850(a) PC) and released.
“Too Short” is best known for his hit songs like “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle” and played the role of Lew-Loc in the film Menace II Society. He also has collaborated with Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., and Scarface.
He is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court’s Burbank Courthouse on November 3, 2014