The guitar - a deadly weapon LULEÅ.
When police did a search of a 54-year-old Luleåbo eyes fell on an electric guitar hanging on the wall in the man's bedroom. Upon closer examination, it appeared that the guitar was a shotgun.
The police then found six more weapons and a lot of ammunition in the man.
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Last November, police received a tip about a man who claimed to have many weapons in their homes.
After internal and external reconnaissance work, the police decided to do a search of the man's home.
Police patrol was forced to break open the door to the man's house with a crowbar. When police were well inside the villa gave the man to come forward. According to preliminary investigations the man shouted at the policemen and then rushed into the home and into a toilet.
The man then came out from the toilet at the urging of police. Home-made submachine gun
The search warrant, police found seven weapons. A sawed-off shotgun, a homemade submachine gun, a Mauser rifle, two revolvers, a walking stick - converted into rifles akin to a class 1-guns and electric guitar. Police found a large amount of ammunition suitable for weapons.
Prosecutor Karin Hansson will prosecute the man and for weapons offenses, but also for receiving stolen goods.
The Mauser rifle found were stolen at the turn of 2005-2006 in a small town outside Luleå. In autumn 2007, the 54-year-old bought the gun even though he should have realized that it was stolen.
Besides all the weapons, of which one was crisp charged, there were three stickers in the man's home for various groups in Lulea. One that says Scary forest, another text Red Devils and the third a Red and white crew-mark.
The transcript of the hearing can read how the interrogator presses the man. Why have these stickers?
- There are others who put them there. If you have sold weapons to Red and white crew?
- My purpose is not to sell weapons. Why do you have security camera on your property?
- For practical reasons. Why were some weapons loaded?
- Do not know, I have in any case no enemies or feel threatened.
Prosecutor Karin Hansson does not draw any conclusions about the stickers.
- I can only say that the police found them during the search, she says. "Therapy"
The man has no license on guns or hunting license and he says that the purpose of the arsenal is not to shoot them.
- It's therapy for skipping the booze. "Funny thing"
Regarding the guitar man says that it was mostly a fun thing and that it was not completed because there was no trigger. However, the man had twin pipes in the neck of the guitar and started construction of a trigger.
For both offenses, weapons offenses and receiving stolen goods, the minimum penalty is six months imprisonment.
By Tommy Lundqvist tommy.lundqvist @ nsd.se 0920-263031 Gitarren - ett dödligt vapen - - Nyheter - Norrländska Socialdemokraten - NORRLÄNDSKA SOCIALDEMOKRATEN