He tried to board a plane with a gun, a taser and a fake badge
A New Jersey man tried to board a plane with an AR-15 rifle, a pistol, a taser and a fake sheriff’s badge.
The incident happened at Newark Liberty International Airport on December 30. Seretse Cloudent was detained by TSA officers and charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and fraud involving possession of a false ID.
During a routine baggage check, the agents found two .40 caliber Glock magazines, each containing fifteen rounds of ammunition. The baggage also contained a bulletproof vest with the words “Deputy Marshal” written on it. However, the US Marshals Service confirmed that Clouden was never employed by the agency.
When asked about the documents, Clouden confirmed that he does not have law enforcement powers or a FOID card.
His luggage was removed from the plane and officers found an AR-15 rifle, a .40 caliber handgun, a taser, a switchblade, a baton and a .308 caliber rifle. The officers also found “United States Marshal” papers with the detainee’s name and photo, and a badge.
The man faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. for possessing a gun. Possession of a fake ID is another 15 years behind bars.