Tuesday, July 05, 2016

SHOCKER: Man arrested with three stun guns, cops say

A 19-year-old Maywood man faces weapons charges after officers say they found him armed with not one…not two...but three Tasers and stun guns near Belmont and Broadway in June.

Richardson (Chicago Police Dept)
Cops say they saw a “long black metallic object with metal prongs” sitting next to Kevon Richardson during a routine traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Belmont.

When an officer asked what it was, Richardson said it was “just a flashlight.” But when pressed as to whether it was a Taser, Richardson allegedly responded, "Yes, it’s a Taser, but I can have it. It’s mine.”

Cops found a second stun baton and a smaller stun gun when they searched the vehicle for impoundment.

Police say Richardson admitted to buying the weapons on Amazon for protection. He said he “has pulled it out before but never used it on anyone,” according to court records.

He’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
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  1. Another reason I avoid the area altogether. Now, I can practice my 48" distance rule because of the knives out there but when they have stun guns and tasers you're officially out-of-control. I don't know how those business owners sleep at night by ignoring this stuff.

  2. How is it a taser is "unlawful"? Can only police own a taser?

  3. Lives in Maywood and was driving on Belmont and Broadway because?????. Yeah.

  4. A Taser is weapon? You need one in East Lakeview no cops around.

  5. This is one where I'm not really for it, but of course don't have the full story. He was in his car and the items were in his car, he wasn't using it he damn well might need it for protection. So unlawful use is kind of a bullshit charge. However, I believe in IL you need your FOID, so that could be part of the story we don't have, maybe he didn't have one. Also, he could have been a person prohibited from owning such items, again parts of the story we don't have. Could he have been up to no good with them...sure...but so could the guy in the car with a baseball bat or cro-bar or any other "weapon". If it was legally obtained and owned, then this was a messed up "Terry" stop. (Which by the way the USSC said last week is ok to find illegal items even if the stop isn't legal ..big big issue here)

    1. Why would anyone need three tasers in Lakeview oh let me guess he was going to church to make a donation .... Seriously people like you are part of the problem

    2. Lots of "what ifs" in your response. Maybe you should become a cop and figure them out. Perhaps you can tell me the non-"bullshit" charge for a taser in a vehicle? Last time I. Checked, a 041a, UUW handgun, was stil a UUW wether it was in a vehicle or the public way. In fact, before CCW, it was AGG UUW. Now, the background or presence of Narcotics is an aggravating factor.

      Sorry, they shouldn't have made a "messed up 'Terry Stop." Brush up on the law, because you're jailhouse law is embarrassing to those who work in it. See, a traffic stop is different than a Terry Stop. The taser was in plain view during the course of a traffic stop. A taser is labeled as a UUW under 720 ILCS, a bat or crowbar, however, is not.

      Your response is beyond ignorant yet you present yourself as some great critic of police work, albeit not attacking the officers too hard. Unfortunately, people listen to uneducated rants like yours, such as the media, and spread it as gospel. Stay fetal indeed, fine citizens like this are a shining example of how you are judged for the work you do.

    3. FOID doesn't cover stun guns amigo.

  6. Obviously he needs those tasers, because it's a dangerous neighborhood

  7. Tasers are illegal under this case:

    (4) Carries or possesses in any vehicle or concealed

    on or about his person except when on his land or in his own abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's permission, any pistol, revolver, stun gun or taser or other firearm, except that this subsection (a) (4) does not apply to or affect transportation of weapons that meet one of the following conditions:

  8. Everyone wants to have excuses. It's about choices and if you "choose" to stand out and carry around multiple devices designed to incompacitate people you're going to get noticed (thank god). Next time maybe have 3 baseball bats and you won't get questioned. Now everyone go back to work.

  9. What the heck was he doing near Belmont and Broadway anyway ?

  10. Unlawful Use?
    But armed robbers are freed in hours?
    It seems to me if there was case here, the charge would have been unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon. Seems to me the cops are wasting time or trying to scare this kid back to his burb.