Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is facing a possible gun possession charge after he was arrested for carrying a loaded weapon in public last week (ends21Mar14).

The movie mobster was escorting a female friend out of a North Hollywood apartment building in the early hours of 17 March (14) when police officers, who happened to be in the lobby, stopped and searched him.

They found a .38 special in his jacket pocket and took him into custody.

Sivero tells Tmz.com he spent a few days behind bars before being released.