Police arrested an ex-convict early Saturday after he was spotted sleeping inside a car parked at Pasadena McDonald’s restaurant with a loaded, unserialized “ghost gun” sitting in his lap, authorities said.
A witness first called police just before 5 a.m. to report a “suspicious vehicle” parked outside the fast-food restaurant at 799 N. Lake Ave., according to Pasadena Police Department Lt. Marcia Taglioretti. The person reported two people were passed out inside the vehicle and who showed no response when a car horn was hooked.
Police soon received a second call reporting that the unconscious driver of the car had a handgun sitting in his lap, she said.
Officers responded and cordoned off the area, Taglioretti said. Both the driver and passenger were ordered out of the car, where a loaded, unserialized handgun, commonly known as a “ghost gun,” was found.
Cedrick Laron Jones, 30, of Pasadena was arrested on suspicion of weapon-related offenses, including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records. The passenger was not arrested.
Jones was already awaiting legal proceedings in connection with a DUI case following his arrest in October, L.A. County Superior County court records show.
Bail for Jones was set at $35,000 pending his initial court appearance, records show.
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Is this the guy with the 300 recall ballots? Is so, why no mention? There is a story here. Are the postal inspectors working on that. How did he get them? How many others are out there with such ballots. I was about to be out voted by this guy 300 to 1.
No, this is NOT the suspect who reportedly was found asleep with 300 ballots (in Torrance). If the suspect had unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the recall election in his possession when he was arrested, clearly we would have included that in our story.