Chef Jon Scallion is a contestant on "Hell’s Kitchen."
Chef Jon Scallion is a contestant on "Hell's Kitchen." (File)

A reality TV show contestant from West Manchester Township faces charges after a concealed handgun was found in his car when he was stopped for driving with an out-of-date registration, police allege.

Jonathan Scallion, 29, of the 1400 block of West College Avenue, was driving a Ford sedan when a West York Police officer stopped it for an expired registration on North Highland Avenue near Worth Street about 2 p.m. on Thursday, borough police said Tuesday.

During the stop, Scallion, a contestant on Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen," gave the officer consent to search the car, police said in a news release.

The officer found a loaded Smith & Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun with an attached tactical flashlight under the driver's seat, police said.

No permit: Scallion told the officer he does not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Pennsylvania, police said.

The officer checked a database and confirmed Scallion doesn't hold a concealed weapons permit, but he does legally own the gun, police said.

Police said Scallion was arrested and taken to central booking, where he was processed and released.

Charges of carrying a firearm without a license, a misdemeanor, and summary driving a car without valid registration were filed through District Judge Walter Groom's office on Wednesday, according to court documents.

Scallion will receive summonses to answer to the charges via the mail, police said.

Fox Broadcasting's Alyssa Sales, a spokeswoman for the show, confirmed Scallion is still a contestant but declined further comment Wednesday evening. Fox broadcasts "Hell's Kitchen." Scallion could not be reached for comment.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Scallion.