Shanna Marie McLaughlin, Playboy Model Behind UCF Controversy, Busted for Carrying Gun on Plane

Categories: WTF Florida
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Shanna Marie McLaughlin in better days.
Have you heard the one about the well-endowed Playboy model who got a big-name football coach in hot water after posing racily in his locker room -- and then topped it off by getting arrested for carrying a loaded gun into an airport? No? You'll be shocked to learn that a story this brain-dead yet erotic could go down in our fair Sunshine State.

Shanna Marie McLaughlin was arrested at the Orlando International Airport after baggage screeners found a .45-caliber revolver stocked with hollow-tip ammo inside her luggage.


Last August, McLaughlin -- a UCF alum and Playboy's Miss July 2010 -- caused UCF coach George O'Leary a grade-A headache when a video was posted on YouTube of a photo shoot she'd done for Axis Magazine.

O'Leary admitted he had approved the shoot, which shows McLaughlin cavorting about all-too-sexily for NCAA censors in Golden Knights apparel.

Here's the too-hot-for-college clip in question:



O'Leary ultimately got slapped on the wrist by his athletic director after school officials claimed to be shocked and outraged by the whole affair.

McLaughlin, meanwhile, went back to being a Central Florida-based model (with 3,000 fans on Facebook!), and the world moved on -- until Monday, that is.

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via Orange County Corrections
At 6:30 p.m. inside Orlando's airport, McLaughlin put her bags through security on her way to a flight to Los Angeles.

The baggage screener noticed "what appeared to be a handgun" inside her duffle bag and alerted the cops. When they opened it, they pulled out a Ruger SAA Long Colt .45 in a leather holster; it was loaded with six Winchester Silvertip hollow-point bullets.

McLaughlin "spontaneously stated the gun was her boyfriend's and she didn't know it was in there," police wrote in her arrest report.

The Playboy model was booked and charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a firearm in a place prohibited by law.

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9 comments
josephcooke
josephcooke

What's the matter with carrying a gun on a plane? It's time we rolled back gun laws to pre-1933.

Mr Z
Mr Z

She should have said that she thought it was a toy prop or she was testing airport security as a patriotic American.

954BOLD
954BOLD

I can hear her mom say but she's a good girl....

Maddy
Maddy

oh and as i always say and can personally quote on this "Latinas wont ever be cought"DUMBASS americans what a waste just blocks of ice hollow blocks of ice

Cobra
Cobra

caught, dumbass ;)

Me
Me

What's amazing is that in Florida, its a misdemeanor and in parts of New York, that's a felony that carries a mandatory 1-year jail sentence.What country is this?

Mnunez1218
Mnunez1218

I moved from NY years ago! I <3 My floridians and this state its the cocaine/bud capitol of the world didnt you know? Maybe you need a vacation :)

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