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Washington Heights Traffic Stop Grabs Guns and Ammo

Forged Plates and an Assault Rifle in Washington Heights
Forged Plates and an Assault Rifle in Washington Heights via nypdnews.com

NYPD officers spotted something strange with a van in Washington Heights and pulled the vehicle over at Broadway and West 174 Street. The van was driving with a forged license plate, so Anti-Crime officers from the 33rd Precinct pulled the van over, only to immediately discover a gun case in plain view.

The vehicle contained an unlicensed AK-47 and a shotgun along with multiple boxes of ammunition. Just to add to the fun, the driver was also hauling two bags of marijuana. As a result of the traffic stop, the 45-year-old will be charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

No word on charges related to driving with a forged license plate, but the van's device probably wasn't as clever as this Florida man's attempt:

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