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
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.
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.