Los Angeles Police Discover Deceased Man's Stash of 1,200 Guns
While investigating a man's death, Los Angeles police discovered his incredible stash of more than 1,200 firearms in his home and garage.
The unidentified man's decomposing body was reportedly found in his car that was parked near his home in Pacific Palisades.
In addition to the guns, police found 6.5 tons of ammunition, bows and arrows, knives, machetes and $230,000 in cash.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith told the paper the number of guns was "staggering."
"Our truck couldn't carry it all," Smith said. "We had to go back and make another trip." The Times reported that many of the guns had never been fired, and some were still in boxes with price tags attached.
There were no signs of foul play in the man's death, nor was there any indication that he had been involved in criminal activity. However, detectives want to investigate why the man had so many guns and whether the weapons had been linked to any crimes.
"We have a lot of work to do," Smith said. "Running the background, history and legality of these weapons is going to require a tremendous amount of time. It's not a crime to have a large number of weapons so long as they were legal to own and legally obtained. We want to make sure that's the case."