Actor faces gun charges after movie shoot
Carlo Bellario's in trouble. The aspiring actor and comedian was shooting a scene for an independent film in Woodbridge, one that involved Carlo riding in a truck and pretending to shoot a gun out a window. Things fell apart when the truck pulled in a lot after the scene and Woodbridge Police were waiting.
"The producer didn't have a film permit so the police didn't know they were going to be there. That was mistake No. 1," said Bellario.
Problem number 2?
"The prop gun was not just a regular prop gun. It was a BB gun. And in the state of New Jersey, because they have such gun laws, whether it's a toy -- a BB gun, or an assault rifle -- it's like having the same thing," Bellario said.
Unfortunately for his legal prospects, Bellario's right.
Under the Graves Act, Bellario is being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. He did a few days in jail until the $10,000 bail was raised. He added that looking at five years if convicted.
"Robert DeNiro does not show up on a Martin Scorsese set and say 'Marty, you got your permits today?' You know what I'm saying? It's not my job to know that," said Bellario.
Woodbridge Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office have not returned calls for comment, and Bellario says the director of the film washed his hands of the situation once he realized how high the bail was set. No one from the film's production has returned calls either.
Carlo has a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay for his legal representation, something he says he's embarrassed to do. He adds that he'll be happy to pay back anyone who helps him when he gets the money. His account is at gofundme.com/rawdeal.