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Old 11-26-14, 03:50 PM   #1
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Watch out for these Bicyclist

Probably a banger type, as I would only need one of those weapons to enforce the 3 ft rule:
Police: Bicyclist stopped in H.B. found with guns, knives, ammo, collapsible baton: Crime Blog: Orange County Register
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Old 11-26-14, 04:15 PM   #2
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Yikes! I can imagine the police officer had an "oh crap" moment. It sounds like HBPD did a good job, since the offender was taken off the street, and no one was hurt during the process.

The next time some car driver celebrates the three foot rule by blowing past me just a foot away, I'll fantasize about having some of those weapons.
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Old 11-26-14, 04:18 PM   #3
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Probably a banger type, as I would only need one of those weapons to enforce the 3 ft rule:
Police: Bicyclist stopped in H.B. found with guns, knives, ammo, collapsible baton: Crime Blog: Orange County Register
I note that the initial stop was for bicycle equipment violations - I'm guessing no lights and/or brakes. You'd think if he's carrying a ***, all those knives and clips, etc. that he could also add a little extra weight and equip the bike with lights and brakes.
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Old 11-26-14, 04:51 PM   #4
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I'm guessing the cops knew who it was and just used the ol' equipment check to stop the guy.
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Wonder what kind of bike he was riding.
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Wow, what an arsenal. I wouldn't be surprised if the cops heard all that metal banging around in his bag.
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If anybody is curious, here are the details from the arrest log:

POSS SWITCHBLADE: VEHICLE
CARRY DIRK OR DAGGER CONCEALED ON THE PERSON
COMMERCE/TRANSFER/POSSESS BILLY CLUB
CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM

The last one is pretty clear. But I suspect that many people don't realize that the first three are crimes. "Switchblade" is any folding knife that can be opened and locked into open position by pressing a button or flicking a wrist. (The definition is pretty technical. There are many popular folding knife models, e.g. CRKT | Folding Tactical Knives, which are indistinguishable from switchblades for all practical purposes, but are perfectly legal to own or to carry.)

"Dirk or dagger" is essentially any knife with exposed locked blade. This part of the code covers, for example, carrying a concealed kitchen knife in your pocket. (Carrying it in a sheath on your belt or on the bike is OK.)

"Billy club" is not defined, but it essentially means anything that looks like a club, especially if it has a weighted core.

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His family must have been coming over for Thanksgiving dinner.
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I note that the initial stop was for bicycle equipment violations - I'm guessing no lights and/or brakes. You'd think if he's carrying a ***, all those knives and clips, etc. that he could also add a little extra weight and equip the bike with lights and brakes.
Clearly he's concerned about complying with the law but the weight of brakes and lights was what stopped him.
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Although I do understand carrying a small knife or even a small defensive weapon like a billy club when riding a *** doesn't make much sense... I have a feeling this guy was a road rage hazard to both cyclist and vehicles of the motor type. Or... He could have been heading to. His local liquor store for some free items.
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Wow I think he was on his way to a "ride by" shooting with all those clips and that weapon. I mean a drive by is old skool bikes are a lot more stealth and you can get away a lot easier!
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