Broken brake light reveals unlawful gun possession

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ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell police recently arrested a 20-year-old man from Cumming for carrying a weapon without a license after they attempted to pull him over for a broken brake light. The man fled his car on foot, but police caught him in the woods.

Police were patrolling on Holcomb Bridge Road, when the spotted a black Ford 500 with “heavy front end damage” and inoperable break light. An officer decided to pull over the car when they discovered that it had recently been involved in a marijuana-related arrest.

When the officer tried to pull the car over, the driver sped off.

Police later spotted the driver walk out of some nearby woods and run across the five-lane road when he saw the officers. He was caught soon after, and the car was located nearby.

Inside the car, police found “a fair amount of expensive electronics,” a black ski mask and black glove. A handgun with eight full metal jacket cartridges loaded into its magazine with an empty chamber was found in the woods the man had exited.

The man said he threw the weapon in the woods, because he knew it was illegal for him to possess a handgun. He was arrested for carrying a gun without a license, reckless conduct and pedestrian in the roadway.


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