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Man arrested for driving around with mounted World War II machine gun in Metro Detroit
MLive ^ | July 05, 2013 | The Associated Press

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT by DarkSavant

Edited on 07/05/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) A man was arrested in Macomb County by police responding to reports of a vehicle with a mounted machine gun driving around late at night.

The armor-plated military-type vehicle featured a modified World War II .50-caliber machine gun.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arrested; banglist; county; macomb; shelby; township; veteran
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1 posted on 07/05/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT by DarkSavant
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To: DarkSavant

Charges of what?


2 posted on 07/05/2013 8:26:49 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: DarkSavant

If he’s white the FBI will get right on it after a quick call to the New York Times and friends at the IRS. If he’s black the story’s O-VAR...


3 posted on 07/05/2013 8:27:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: henkster

Too little firepower to make a difference.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 8:28:54 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: DarkSavant

Thursday, uuuuh that would be the 4th of july right.
What have we come to?


5 posted on 07/05/2013 8:29:43 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DarkSavant

was the gun real or was it a plastic/fiberglass display model


6 posted on 07/05/2013 8:30:14 AM PDT by molson209
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To: henkster

Probably peace disturbance, if they have citizens willing to sign a complaint of such.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Well open carry is legal in Detroit. LOL

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8 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: henkster

Charge him with cheating to win a Darwin Award.

Driving in Detoilet, MI with a machine gun altered to make noise is beyond dumb.

Some street thug could have shot him claiming he was in fear of his life. Imagine the “street creds” that would have given the thug.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:11 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: henkster
Charges of what?

Causing the local cops to drop their donuts before their coffee break was over?

10 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:15 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: henkster
Charges of what?

Unauthorized release of the pollutant CO2 into the Obamasphere.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 8:32:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: DarkSavant

Sounds cool but pretty stupid to drive around town with one of those.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DarkSavant
“The armor-plated military-type vehicle featured a modified World War II .50-caliber machine gun.”

It sounds like exactly what one would need for a nice evening drive in Detroit

13 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:21 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: henkster

Disorderly conduct - the catch-all charge when they can’t come up with anything else.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Molon Labbie

Displaying the American Flag is disturbing the peace in America.


15 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:46 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: henkster

I don’t know but I’d be willing to give him a job after a psych exam. He’s got at least some usable skills.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: henkster

Driving while white............


17 posted on 07/05/2013 8:35:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Iron Munro

Just an aside to the CO2 comment. Coke has a huge enviro/save the planet/polar bears type thing going on. Not sure about pepsi but my questieon is why nobody has tried to shut them down for all the CO2 they use and release? (Rhetorically speaking of course.)


18 posted on 07/05/2013 8:38:56 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: DarkSavant; BuckeyeTexan

In 1975, in the Woodlands/Ft. Lauderdale, my cable crew dug one up . They painted it white and mounted in on one truck. Parked in our lot until the big wheels saw it.
That part of Laud. was used for bombing and straffing practice, War Games”.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 8:39:26 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: DarkSavant
My Mother lives in Shelby Twp., and I was surprised that it wasn’t her that was running around doing this. I’d watch out for my Mother, I swear that she was an arms dealer in a previous life, if not the current one. BTW, the Shelby Twp. police are a bunch of douchebags. My youngest Son could make them cry like little girls :) /s.
20 posted on 07/05/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: DarkSavant
... the gun had been converted to fire compressed gas, which produced bright flashes and loud gunfire sounds.

If that's the case, it's not a firearm any longer. It's a Hollywood action film "prop".

21 posted on 07/05/2013 8:46:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

A cool one at that.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 8:47:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: henkster

Racism or Terrorism /s


23 posted on 07/05/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: factoryrat

The Rat Patrol IN COLOR!


24 posted on 07/05/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DarkSavant

You just can’t have ANY fun anymore. Stupid spoil sports.


25 posted on 07/05/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Charles Martel

Go ahead and pull a prop on a police officer and then get back to me...


26 posted on 07/05/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Red Badger

another crazy azz cracker


27 posted on 07/05/2013 8:52:13 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: cripplecreek

I used to live in Shelby Twp when it was part of Rochester long ago. This story is unremarkable - sounds like reasonable neighborhood watch patrol to me.


28 posted on 07/05/2013 8:54:48 AM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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To: henkster

Noise violation?


29 posted on 07/05/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DarkSavant
I'll buy that for a dollar.

30 posted on 07/05/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: varyouga
It sounds like exactly what one would need for a nice evening drive in Detroit

Or perhaps a BTR-80:


31 posted on 07/05/2013 8:59:33 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: DarkSavant
Is it Stacey David and Sgt Rock?

It certainly sounds like them, if not it's a copy of Sgt Rock.

For those not familiar, David is a rock guitarist who has had at least two TV gearhead series - 'Trucks' and 'GearZ', and Sgt Rock was one of his vehicles.

Sgt Rock is a '41 Dodge military 4x4...a verryyyy big pickup...with twin 50's mounted in the bed, firing propane...very high rate of fire, very loud, awesome.

32 posted on 07/05/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: henkster

Charges of whatever.


33 posted on 07/05/2013 9:03:18 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Hardraade

Yes, damn shame that.


34 posted on 07/05/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: DarkSavant

A potato howitzer was mounted onto it


35 posted on 07/05/2013 9:08:07 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: henkster

I am guessing the guy is a member of the MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association) and a car (truck) collector. I have a half dozen trucks and bikes from WWII and Vietnam. My guess it was idiot or ignorant cops.

Got pulled over a couple years age and was told the gun I had in the car was stolen in Dallas a year before. I had owned that gun for ten years. Turned out that after he got backup he found out which number was the serial number, (he even had to ask me) and I was released.

BTW, If you was to see a bunch of privately owned vintage military collector trucks, the national convention is in Portland, OR at the end of the month.

There are great cops and there are ignorant cops. Its seems the ratio is shifting in an obvious direction.


36 posted on 07/05/2013 9:09:00 AM PDT by lrdg
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To: diogenes ghost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPBfvqIexgQ


37 posted on 07/05/2013 9:15:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DarkSavant
"Don't worry, we won't get caught."


38 posted on 07/05/2013 9:16:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: henkster

Expelling too much gas in public?


39 posted on 07/05/2013 9:17:47 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: diogenes ghost
Hey, Ya'All....bye the way, this happened on the FOURTH OF JULY. What a wayyy cooolll truck to drive round on that day.

On the other hand.....

Back in '67 I was working in Walled Lake, about 40 mi. N of Detroit. Riots started on Sunday, by Wed it was supposedly calmed down, so two buddies and I decided to tour the area in my '66 Coronet conv. Was pretty neat for a while, a couple of spooky/scary things, several fires burning, all in all not too bad. Then we somehow got around roadblocks and ended up driving down the length of TWELFTH STREET....HOLY SHITE...very crowded, we were the ONLY white faces around, bullet holes and burned buildings everywhere, about halfway down we heard a 50 cal burst two or three blocks away. When we got to the end of 12th there was some Airborne units there, we asked why they weren't back yonder and their reply was 'it ain't safe to go in there yet'.

So, maybe Sgt Rock would be a cool truck to drive around in on the Fourth, just maybe in a different town.

Oh - my buddies and I did NOT return to Detroit again.

40 posted on 07/05/2013 9:20:49 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost
Stacy David and Ted Nugent

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41 posted on 07/05/2013 9:21:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DarkSavant
Oops. Hope this one is ok.

Did it look like this ?


42 posted on 07/05/2013 9:23:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: henkster
Charges of what?

Disturbing the peace?

It strikes me as funny that the guy was driving a fake "technical" around Detroit.

43 posted on 07/05/2013 9:26:26 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cripplecreek

Super cool, thx!


44 posted on 07/05/2013 9:27:58 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: DarkSavant

A 50 cal just like that rolled down Main Street as part of the Independence Day parade yesterday. No arrests were made.


45 posted on 07/05/2013 9:29:37 AM PDT by TopDog2
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To: listenhillary
You just can’t have ANY fun anymore. Stupid spoil sports.

So true. The roadside "welcome" signs around the perimeter of my town all say "Fireworks prohibited by law" in small lettering under the town name. I'm sure there are lots of other things prohibited here, but that's the one the politicians feel it necessary to mention. Some of the local youngsters (I think...) have scratched through the word "Fireworks" and written "Fun" beneath it with a fat-tip black Sharpie.

46 posted on 07/05/2013 9:29:43 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DarkSavant

The article didn’t say he “fired” the “weapon”, they described how it would operate. If he had “fired” it they would have probably filed some kind of charges immediatly or have shot him. I think they’re researching to see if they can charge him with anything.


47 posted on 07/05/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Charles Martel
The rig was probably a parade float, after all it WAS July 4th. The guy was probably on his way out of Detroit (which I don't blame him for doing).

Over reaction? Then again, it was kind of cool to put fear of God into some of those who frequent the streets late at night looking for “opportunities” to rob and pillage and plunder.

48 posted on 07/05/2013 9:36:22 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks greatly for posting the link. I hope all FReepers reading this thread view it and realize this whole affair is about guys having fun, especially on the Fourth.


49 posted on 07/05/2013 9:42:42 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: DarkSavant

Blatant sexism and harassment of an innocent ‘Ma Deuce”


50 posted on 07/05/2013 9:44:50 AM PDT by redcatcherb412
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