The Los Angeles Police Department is looking into the death of a man whose decomposing body was found in his car just a short drive away from his Pacific Palisades condo. When authorities looked around his house, however, they were astonished to find that the deceased was packing some serious heat.
The L.A. Times reported that LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith was “staggered” to find approximately 1,200 guns and two tons of ammunition inside the man’s house and garage. Officers found that many of the guns still had their packaging and price tags, and the mint-condition pieces ranged from handguns, to shotguns, to sniper rifles.
“Our truck couldn’t carry it all,” Smith said. “We had to go back and make another trip.”
Despite the odd circumstances of the body’s discovery, authorities are not suspecting foul play, or that any of the guns were used in any crimes. Even so, Smith acknowledged that “running the background, history and legality of these weapons is going to require a tremendous amount of time.”
“We don’t think the weapons are illegal,” said Sgt. David Craig. “We are taking them for public safety.”
You can watch a report from the scene here, via KTLA:
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