A guest of the hotel, was arrested when he told the staff he forgot to pack his loaded pistol, the police said on Tuesday.
Torrie of the Herd, 23 of Charlotte, N. C., called the reception in the Harbor Motor Inn on Shore Parkway in Gravesend Monday afternoon to say that he had left a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson under the mattress in the room 218, the officials said.
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When he returned to retrieve the firearm around 1:30 pm, the police were waiting and arrested him.
A girl had previously gone in to seize the gun, wrapped in a towel, and carried her over to the police.
The gun had seven rounds in it, according to the prosecutor, who said Herd told officers, “I did not know that it is such a big deal.”
Lawyer Dara Hebert said that her client was just in the city to do “tourist things,” such as a visit to the statue of liberty and Times Square.
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North Carolina is an open gun state, Hebert added, saying her client has no need for a license for the purchase of the weapon.
Massively was accused of criminal possession of a weapon charges Tuesday, held on $7,500 bail.
His gal pal, and her father, who is in the garden with him, declined to comment.
This story originally appeared on NYPost.com.