Police: Arsenal Of Dangerous Weapons Found With West Village Wrong-Way Driver
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday said they found a man allegedly carrying an arsenal of semiautomatic weapons, knives and ammunition when they pulled him over for going the wrong way down Seventh Avenue South in the West Village earlier this week.
Around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, two officers spotted someone driving a white 2014 Chevrolet Cruze north on Seventh Avenue South, which is one way southbound, police said.
Upon pulling over the driver at Grove Street, they found he had a knife in sight, and two more were spotted on the driver’s-side area floor, police said. The officers then found several rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, including a box with 20 rounds, and a partially loaded 25-round capacity .22-caliber magazine inside the car, police said.
The driver – Victor Greer, 46, of Reading, Pennsylvania – was arrested, police said. He and the vehicle were taken to the 6th Precinct station, and the NYPD Bomb Squad was called in to clear the vehicle, police said.
In the trunk, officers found more guns, including an AR-15 Colt M4 rifle, a Hi-Point model 4595 rifle, a loaded 12-gauge Weatherby shotgun and a black 9 mm semiautomatic Rock Island Armory shotgun – all unloaded, police said. Also in the trunk were a bottle rocket, drug paraphernalia and boxes with 400 more rounds of ammunition, police said.
Police also found a note in the car referencing a desire to “die in combat,” the NYPD told 1010 WINS.
Citing sources, DNAInfo.com reported that the note read, “I want to die in combat and want to go to heaven and meet god,” and also mentioned Greer’s cats, parents and favorite movies.
Greer was charged with criminal multiple counts of possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.
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