According to TMZ, Dwight Howard forgot that he had a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag and tried to board a flight last week.

Luckily for the big fella, his gaffe did not result in him ending up in handcuffs.

The Rockets center reportedly made the error at the George Bush Airport in Houston:

Law enforcement sources tell us a further inspection revealed the gun — a Glock 26 9mm — was loaded with one round in the chamber.

 

We’re told Dwight said he simply forgot the gun was in the bag. […] But multiple law enforcement sources tell us because it’s Texas — and they have looser gun laws than states like California — Dwight was not arrested.

 

Cops were called to the scene, but we’re told he was allowed to give the weapon to an associate who took the gun out of the airport. […] The Houston Police Department tells us the District Attorney was aware of the case, but ultimately decided not to prosecute Howard.