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Authorities say ex-TV pitchman hasn't shown he's gun free; judge orders him back to court

12/23/2014 06:11 EST | Updated 02/22/2015 05:59 EST
SALT LAKE CITY - A judge is summoning back to court a former Utah TV pitchman accused of kicking an owl in flight while riding his motorized paraglider.

Authorities say in court documents filed Tuesday that 45-year-old Dell "Super Dell" Schanze (SHAHN'-zee) hasn't shown that he has no guns, a condition of his release.

Federal Judge Brooke Wells ordered Schanze to court Dec. 30.

Defence attorney Kent Hart says Schanze has been unable to schedule a time for officials to inspect his house.

Schanze was handcuffed this month for interrupting a court hearing in a separate case and saying it was unconstitutional to bar the defendant from having guns.

Schanze later agreed to give up weapons in his own case.

He pleaded not guilty to charges involving harassing wildlife and pursuing a migratory bird.