Las Cruces man threatens cops w/ gun from ‘The Matrix’

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, a 33-year-oldman was arrested after a SWAT standoff on Tuesday in which, according to the newspaper, “police say he got drunk and threatened officers with a loaded handgun he said belonged to ‘The Matrix.’ “

Also from the article:

Juan Carlos Manquera, a resident of the Evergreen mobile home park at 6345 N. Doña Ana Road, told police in addition to his 9 mm handgun, he also owned “tanks,” according to documents filed in court this morning.

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He told officers he had disassembled his gun and “flushed it down the toilet,” according to court documents. Not so — officers found Manquera’s 9 mm Hi-Point C9 Luger, one live round in the chamber, concealed in a basket of pecans in his kitchen.

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Once in custody, Manquera allegedly admitted he “might have had a beer or two.”

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