‘Lone wolf’ faces prison time for alleged bombs, drugs and gun

A West Los Angeles man faces up to nine years in prison after police say they found him with drugs, a gun and a pipe bomb in his car.

Robert Cold Wilson was charged Thursday with seven criminal counts: possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of a destructive device at a private habitat, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying an unregistered loaded handgun and possession of methamphetamine.

He pleaded not guilty and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.


Wilson, 29, pleaded not guilty after the Los Angeles Police Department seized more than 17 pipe bombs from his residence Wednesday morning.

LAPD officers pulled Wilson’s vehicle over in West Los Angeles about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and said they found him in possession of drugs, a gun and a pipe bomb.

When investigators went to his apartment, they found additional devices, LAPD officials said.

“He appears to be a lone wolf type of individual,” said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh. “No connection with terrorist acts or groups. It seemed to be this individual was intrigued with explosive devices.”


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