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.