A former US police officer with nine guns stashed in his car, including a Colt AR-15 and a loaded Kalashnikov assault rifle, was arrested outside the White House Sunday after telling the Secret Service he was en route to see the NSA director and secretary of defense for advice about removing a chip that he alleged was planted in his head.
According to court records, Timothy J. Bates, 37, of Tennessee was detained on weapons charges after telling Secret Service officials he had weapons in his 2009 Nissan sports car near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 17th Street. The suspect was handcuffed at approximately 7:15 a.m. after he attempted to urinate in public.
Bates consented to the police officers searching his illegally parked car.
In 2013, the Memphis Police Department “medically retired” Bates after 13 years of service, court documents said.
It is illegal to transport or bring firearms into the District of Columbia.