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Police find TNT, rocket launcher and dozens of weapons in South L.A. home

Police find TNT, rocket launcher and dozens of weapons in South L.A. home
The LAPD found dozens of weapons and explosives in a South L.A. home after someone spotted a motorcyclist riding with a rifle and called police. (Los Angeles Police Department)

Police found a rocket launcher, TNT and dozens of weapons in a motorcyclist’s South Los Angeles home over the weekend after someone spotted him riding around town with a rifle.

On Saturday morning, a bystander flagged down officers after seeing the man carrying a rifle as he drove his motorcycle near South Figueroa Street and West Gage Avenue, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. Police found the man leaving a gas station not far from where he was first seen.

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John Menzies, 50, was carrying a loaded handgun in his waistband, as well as a loaded assault rifle when he was pulled over, Madison said.

The LAPD later searched Menzies’ South Los Angeles home and found a rocket launcher, TNT and PETN explosives, 24 rifles, 12 handguns and silencers.

Menzies was booked on felony weapons charges and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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