NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film and used a prop pellet gun without a New Jersey gun permit likely won't have to serve a prison term.
Carlo Goias goes by the stage name Carlo Bellario. He was charged under the state's strict gun statute, which requires permits for firearms including the airsoft gun he used while filming a car chase scene in "Vendetta Games." Airsoft guns fire nonlethal plastic pellets.
The 48-year-old Toms River resident on Wednesday accepted a plea deal offer calling for him to receive probation when he's sentenced in October.
Bellario initially said he'd reject the deal as a matter of principle. He relented after his attorney told him he could face up to 30 years due to prior felony convictions prosecutors say include theft and burglary.