It Begins… Occupy Protester Busted With Handgun & Ammo in Rented Truck
Now the freaks want to shoot the place up.
A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attends a daily meeting at Zuccotti Park in New York November 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
An Ohio man was arrested this weeked at Zuccotti Park with a handgun and 32 rounds of ammunition in a rented truck from North Carolina.
The New York Post reported:
The Occupy Wall Street protest could have been one bad temper away from turning lethal.
Cops busted a man from Youngstown, Ohio this weekend for driving around the OWS protest and Lower Manhattan with an unregistered gun.
Law enforcement said Joshua Fellows, 32, had a .45-calibre handgun and 32 rounds of ammunition in a truck he’d rented in North Carolina.
Fellows was originally busted on Thursday at 12:40 p.m. at Broadway and Exchange Place on a reckless driving charge after cops saw up to 40 people jumping in and out of the Budget rental truck.
They seized the truck and found the gun during a search, and found Fellows Saturday at 9:10 p.m. at West Street and Rector Place.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, arraigned, and was later released.
In all police arrested five people during the weekend, including Fellows, a protester who threw liquid in a cop’s face and another alleged groper for attacking a woman, cops said today.
On Saturday, Zach Breur, 22, allegedly groped the breasts and buttocks of a 22-year-old woman. He was charged with two counts of forcible touching.
And a homeless man cops id’d as Michael Doe was busted at 5:37 p.m. the same day and charged with criminal mischef after he was spotted tampering with Christmas lights at the park.
The mayhem continued yesterday, when a 52-year-old homeless man was collared after he allegedly threw an unknown liquid into a cop’s face about 11:40 a.m. EMTs flushed the officer’s eyes with water and he did not need to go to the hospital.
About the same time, a woman trying to get into the park carrying sleeping gear was arrested after she refused security guard’s order to keep out.
Hat Tip Gini
More… A Joshua Fellows was arrested in Asheville, North Carolina last week at an Occupy protest.
He must be one of their top organizers.