Florida Man Busted for Weapons, Blames John Wick

Ruse doesn't work, he ends up arrested
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2020 12:07 AM CDT
Florida Man Busted for Weapons, Blames John Wick
This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum."   (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP)

Florida police responding to a domestic violence 911 call early Sunday found Getro Gelin, 27, and a woman who said he'd pushed her and threatened her with a gun. She said he might have then hidden the firearm in his Porsche SUV—and when police searched it, they say they found a Glock 21 pistol, a semi-automatic rifle, and a bulletproof vest, per the Smoking Gun. But when questioned about the weapons, the man claimed they weren't his, and allegedly used an interesting excuse: He "replied he had sold the Porsche to his cousin John Wick," using the name of a movie hitman played by Keanu Reeves. He ultimately admitted he had lied about the name, police say, and was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. (More Florida stories.)

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