Skip to comments.Homeless Man Found With Weapons Cache, List Of Names In SF Golden Gate Park
Posted on 08/03/2012 4:34:00 AM PDT by Ratman83
San Francisco Police displayed an array of high power weapons and ammunition Wednesday that were found in a homeless mans car last month in Golden Gate Park.
Officers had prior contact with the man, but Chief of Police Greg Suhr ended up defending his department even though the suspect got past them with a large amount of weapons.
KCBS Jeffrey Schaub Reports:
SF Police Chief Defends Officers After Homeless Man With Cache Of Weapons Slipped Through The Cracks When police found a huge cache of guns, knives, a shotgun, 5,800 rounds of ammunition and camouflage gear in Robert Johns car on July 21st it was thought they may have diverted some kind of planned attack.
Also in that vehicle was a list of names of political leaders, reportedly including President Barack Obama.
It turned out to be Johns second arrest. In late June police took him into custody for having weapons in his car, but were more concerned about his mental health. John was evaluated and then later released.
(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...
The fact that it is a perfectly legal shotgun for hunting is beside the point.
I see he has cleverly disguised his .50 cal Barrett as a knife case and the RPG looks suspiciously like a rifle scope.
Yeah, I can see why he had to be arrested.
I think the pistol is a Tokarev.
His car is his home where is the crime.
In other news, the SFPD has ordered clean shorts for the whole department.
Or be like me. No sir Mr. Homeland Security official I don't have any guns at all nor ammo or stored food but I did hear my neighbor across the way talking about his huge cache of weapons and such. You'll know which house I'm talking about it is the one with the "Prius" in the driveway with the Obama stickers on the bumper. He said he hid his stuff in the walls and under the basement floor!
Oh, he had a "list" of some sort that included POTUS...OMG CIRCLE THE WAGONS!!!
If the guy had a .338 rifle, a wind meter and a detailed itenerary for POTUS, I can see them getting a bit wound up about him. But this is just silly. Gay, even.
But...but...you are ignoring the fact that they actually found “camouflage gear” in the guy’s car. It says so in the artical. Don’t you want us to be safe from people like this?
Yipes! My fear of camouflage gear may render me semi-literate.
Well I would not go that far. Ronald Reagan was shot and nearly killed by John Hinckley Jr. with a .22 caliber pistol. Hardly a big bore magnum.
Lincoln was killed by a Derringer (.65 caliber I think) lethal only at point blank range.
McKinley was shot with a .32 caliber hand gun; again not an imposing weapon.
What makes a assassin credible is like you say is his planning capability and his likelihood of getting close enough.
If the guy is homeless I have to question his ability to plan. If you cant plan well enough to keep a roof over your head I doubt your ability to plan a credible assassination plot.
If he had some Chic-fil-a they would have shot him most likely.
Look at the size of that arsenal...This domestic terrorist could hold off an entire herd of squirrels with that weaponry...
Really not much to it.
If he was an illegal or was going to vote democrat in the upcoming election they would not have bothered to check his ID and said, “have a nice day”
It is really not much ammo.
When this is all over, he will be back on the street, only the police will have stolen his last few possessions, those that he thought he was guaranteed to be able to keep by the highest law in the land, the Constitution. He has no means to fight them legally.
The San Francisco government will have created someone with real reason to hate them.
Funny, I thought is was an assault rifle, without the magazine thingy installed.
Thank you for clearing that up. I'm still afraid, only not as much now.
I think the pistol is a Tokarev.
I don't think so. The picture from the side shows a grip wide enough to be a double stack. I'm thinking maybe a Hi-Power or clone. Not that it matters a great deal.
“I don’t think so. The picture from the side shows a grip wide enough to be a double stack. I’m thinking maybe a Hi-Power or clone. Not that it matters a great deal. “
That was my thought. Maybe a Stallard or HiPoint.
Remember in 0bama's new Amerika "Arbeit Macht Frei" for those of us who believe that what we work for belongs to us, and that we have the right to be amed.
And do not forget that we have the right to say that everything that comes out of his mouth is BS.
Most likely a 'Rat voting cheat sheet thrown down by the cops.
He has a "tell" that indicates when he's lying. If you watch carefully you'll see that whenever his lips move he's lying.
In the linked picture, Robert Johns has sad eyes.
Looks like it’s over!
I think he knew there’d come a day, when he and his cache would have to say “goodbye”.
We may all have that day.
I think I missed it.
Holy carp! Looka the size of that huge, enormous arsenal taken from the fanatic’s bunker (also known as his car trunk). I’m surprised they didn’t open a brick of .22 ammo and make little domino lines around the table. What happened (in the English language) is that a homeless guy had his last few possessions stolen by the SF cops. Pathetic.
More info here. Explains their interest in him better. Two firearms caches, odd behavior...
Yes and they also kidnapped him.
Check your dictionary. For some reason many, many Freepers cannot differentiate between "loose" and "lose."
I was just making an example. With his kit and his skills this guy might have been dangerous to random passers-by (although I doubt it-he was probably just scared and taking precautions), but there’s no way to construct a credible case that he is a potential assassin. The cops are laughable.
It is San Francisco, Kalifornia after all.
If the cops were describing it as "sawed-off," they are incompetant in addition to being silly.
Could be a Browing clone. It looks like it is hammerless or has a shrouded hammer. Someone mentioned Stallard Arms. That would be more like something you’d find on a homeless guy.
Good grief! That is a truly a meager amount of ordnance.
Actually, I was making a joke about the guy’s name, but I’m old, and this was a hit by Robert Johns a long, long time ago:
Yes as many have said most take more to the range. Of course the guy is homeless so mabye he sold the rest.
So it’s illegal for a homeless man to own firearms?
not a flare, a Leinad Cobray 410
not a flare, Lienad Cobray 410
Were the names on his list all Sarah Connor?
To all who read my initial posting...Please correct the spelling of “looses” to read “loses”. My critics have addressed this as well.
Indeed it is.
Well, it is Obamaland now.