Houston Cops Find Stash of Weapons in Hotel Room

Intoxicated man had AR-15, shotgun, handgun, ammo, authorities say
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2017 9:36 AM CST
Houston Cops Find Stash of Weapons in Hotel Room
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Houston police made a potentially disturbing arrest overnight, one that led to the discovery of a small arsenal of weapons and ammunition in a hotel room. The incident began when security at the Hyatt Regency called police about 1:30am for help dealing with an unruly, intoxicated man at the hotel bar, reports Click2Houston. When officers arrived, they eventually found an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun, and plenty of ammo in the man's room, police said. Why he had such a stash remains unclear. "He's intoxicated so they won't be able to interview him till he's sobered up a bit," said Lt. Gordon MacIntosh, per the Houston Chronicle.

While the man initially faced charges of drunk and disorderly conduct, he now faces additional charges of trespassing and unlawful carry. Police also confiscated his truck and were searching it for more weapons. The hotel is planning a big bash for New Year's Eve, one that includes the dropping of 50,000 balloons at midnight. The event is not being canceled. (More Houston stories.)

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