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Burbank Police arrest man with Stinger missile

Burbank Police arrested a 44-year-old Valley Village man on suspicion

of possessing a Stinger missile, which he claimed was a film prop.

Police were called to Fry’s Electronics, 2311 N. Hollywood Way, on

March 5 by store security guards who were detaining William Warren

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Jones on suspicion of stealing computer accessories. When police

searched his car, they found a Stinger missile with a launcher but no

warhead, police said. Jones claimed the missile was a prop and that

he worked in the entertainment industry, according to police reports.

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Jones was arrested on suspicion of possessing a missile, and

Burbank Police notified the state terrorism task force of the

incident. Police said the anti-aircraft missile appeared to be

unarmed and inert, but they are continuing to investigate. If the

missile is not functional, police said the charges against Jones

could be reduced.

Ben Godar


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