The Perrie Cataldo Mug Shot, Arrest Record

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Perrie Cataldo brought viewers to tears last night with his story of being a single father, one whose baby's mama was killed two years ago for being "at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people, doing the wrong thing."

Now, however, it sounds as though this American Idol hopeful wasn't always in the right place, either.

TMZ has obtained an arrest record revealing that Cataldo - after being kicked out of a bar for fighting - carried a handgun back inside the joint in Glendale, Arizona in 2006. According to the arresting officer, Cataldo was "concealing" the gun under his clothing, confronted by security and arrested.

Perrie Cataldo Mug Shot

Cataldo plead no contest to carrying a concealed weapon (a misdemeanor) and was fined $568. FOX had no comment, but allow us to say:

We hope Perrie gets the chance to turn his life around. After all, Antonella Barba didn't get bounced from the show for her past with a weapon a certain male friend had been concealing underneath his clothing.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]