MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Things are starting to look up for Rick Ricks, who was arrested for carrying a gun into Memphis International Airport after car was hit by a tractor trailer the day before Thanksgiving.
58-year-old Ricks narrowly avoided an out-of-control tractor trailer rig that crashed into a convenience center in Arlington where he had stopped while headed back home to Louisville, Kentucky. Ricks' car wasn't as lucky, so he went to catch a flight at Memphis International later that day.
Security officers at Memphis International Airport found a 9 mm pistol in his suitcase. Ricks told authorities he forgot the gun was in his bag and he was arrested and released after posting a $5,000 bond.
The case was dismissed on Jan. 19th.