Man In Homeless Encampment Had 2 WWII-Era Machine Guns & 3 Pistols, Police Say
Police arrested a man in a homeless encampment after discovering he allegedly had two machine guns and three pistols. Deputies from LASD's Carson station were patrolling a homeless encampment on foot near Doble Avenue and Lomita Boulevard in unincorporated Harbor City on Saturday at about 6 p.m., according to a release from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. There, they encountered 59-year-old Richard Cunningham in a tent, and found that he had two WWII-era machine guns, three handguns and two make-shift suppressors. Detective Dennis Elmore said that he also had high-capacity magazines and ammo for machine guns, otherwise known as "grease guns," according to City News Service.
Authorities say that Cunningham had previously been convicted of a felony, and that they arrested him on suspicion of several weapons violations. He is being held on a $165,500 bail.
Anyone with information should call Detective Arreola 310-830-1123.