Judge Reinhold arrested after refusing airport security pat-down

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor Judge Reinhold has apologized for his headline-making arrest at Dallas Love Field airport Thursday.

Fox 4 News reported that Reinhold, 59, became uncooperative when TSA agents attempted to give him a random pat-down. The agents offered to search him in a private room, but Reinhold still refused to cooperate.

Reinhold apologized after his release from jail Friday. He says he walked through a TSA scanner but refused to let agents examine his backpack, which contained DVDs and CDs.

He indicated that his “self-righteous indignation” was connected to an adverse reaction he had to medication for a respiratory infection earlier in the week.

Dallas police said that the agents reported Reinhold to officers, who arrested the actor for disorderly conduct.

Reinhold's attorney, Steve Stodghill, told The Dallas Morning News Reinhold did not understand why he needed to be patted down after he had gone through the scanner without incident.

Reinhold was taken to the Dallas County jail for booking. Disorderly conduct is punishable by a fine of up to $500.

The Morning News reported that Reinhold was traveling through Dallas on his way to New Mexico, where he has a home.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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