Cops: Subway Fare Beater Was Armed to the Teeth
He had two guns, including semiautomatic, say police
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2012 11:45 PM CST
Updated Jan 3, 2012 2:30 AM CST
What the well-busted wanna-be subway passenger may be packing these days.   (NYPD)

(Newser) – Cops busting a suspected fare beater at a midtown Manhattan subway station made an unusual discovery: The guy was packing a loaded semiautomatic pistol. South Carolina resident Reggie Allen, sporting a "me against the world tattoo" on his neck, had an Intratec Luger Tec-9 gun with 34 bullets, extra ammo in his backpack, plus a loaded .45-caliber Smith and Wesson tucked into his waistband, say cops. Allen has been slapped with an array of weapons charges, reports the New York Daily News.

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TinkerUnique
Jan 3, 2012 5:30 PM CST
As a past Navy Small Arms Instructor, I'd say the news writer knows nothing about guns except they look bad and she needs to make front page money. So she wrote about a machine gun. The Tec 9 is a semi-automatic PISTOL ( handgun). A machine gun is a lot bigger and fires FULL-automatic. My concern is that whether or not the police will arrest him for a felony where a gun is involved. I thought guns were illegal in that city - let alone the subway (mass transit). I also wonder if the (assumed) wanne-be gang banger had stolen weapons. Maybe somebody should ask Janet Reno to have a talk with him - We might have another Waco "incident". There is NO CURE for stupid.
Observer
Jan 3, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Par-Tay!
winterfairy
Jan 3, 2012 7:50 AM CST
Caught as a "fare beater" Darn right baby, fly over one of those turnstiles and you will be perp walked and tasered. But it's ok to crash the border and steal benefits from the USA. My word, we can't have a gun in NYC but we can have 11 million criminal Mexicans crashing our economy.