A Northern California man who intended to text someone about his alleged intention to take part in criminal activity was arrested after he reportedly accidentally sent the message to the police and was found with drugs and guns.
On occasion, most of us have sent a text message to the wrong recipient, but for a Monterey man, the alleged faux pas led to his incarceration.
On August 17, the man reportedly tried to send a text message to one of his contacts. The alleged text reportedly said that the man was looking for the recipient’s help to square up to a group of men, but the reason for the alleged intended encounter was not included in the message. The texter also reportedly said that he had a firearm in his possession.
According to reports, he informed the text recipient of where he planned to be and gave them a description of the vehicle he was driving.
Around 12:30 p.m., an officer from the Monterey Police Department received a text message. All the information the man reportedly tried to send to his friend ended up going to the officer’s SMS. Since they had enough information, the police set out to find the suspect.
The officers went to the area given in the text message, and the suspect was in his vehicle.
It was reported that the man, who is a convicted felon, was holding a loaded Glock, and when his car was searched, the police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Monterey County Jail. He is preliminarily charged for suspicion of felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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