We have a interesting story out of Barstow, California where a man fashioned himself to be Mad Max all they way down to the weapons. Jack Lee Ernest, 39, was riding a quad on Old Highway 39 in Barstow at 11 pm on Thursday when San Bernardino Sheriff's deputy attempted to pull him over. Ernest tried to run but was stopped and then behaved "so suspiciously" that he was detained.
The SBSD says that Ernest claimed to have made himself up to be Mad Max and during a search an illegal set of brass knuckles and an illegal sawed-off shotgun were discovered along with a pair of large knives positioned for quick access. The shot gun had extra ammo attached to the side, otherwise it was similar to the one used in both the Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy films.
Both the brass knuckles and sawed-off shotgun are illegal based on the California penal code 16590. This is a catch-all type of code that also outlaws things like sword-canes, blackjacks, lipstick-knives, hand grenades, flechette darts, ballistic knives, suitcase guns, belt buckle knives, shuriken, nunchaku, shobi-zue, writing-pen knives, wallet guns and zip guns. Ninjas, secret agents and Bond villains probably want to stay away from the state.
Ernest was arrested on suspicion of possession of illegal weapons and booked at the Barstow Jail with bail set at $30,000. The quad was towed.
[Source: San Bernardino Sun]