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Posted at 4:46 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Probation for man after guns found on Mall

By Keith L. Alexander
Keith L. Alexander

An Arizona man was sentenced to one year of probation after police discovered firearms and ammunition in the trailer he parked on the National Mall on Nov. 3.

In December, James M. Patock, 66, pled guilty to one count each of attempted carrying a pistol without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm.

Patock parked his trailer in front of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

During a search of the trailer, police discovered a revolver, two rifles and ammunition. Authorities initially closed nearby streets to inspect the trailer for explosives, which weren't found.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Motley sentenced Patock to one year in prison, but suspended the sentence and placed Patock on probation.

Patock said he had been living in the trailer while he was in the District.

By Keith L. Alexander  | January 14, 2011; 4:46 PM ET
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What a country. USA! USA! USA! :-(

Posted by: TaxiDriver | January 14, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

What a country. I'm so proud. Guns everywhere.

SIGH. What can you do? Nothing

USA! USA! USA! :-(

Posted by: TaxiDriver | January 14, 2011 6:51 PM | Report abuse

what law did he break????
I guess it was the 'homeless' law.

Posted by: captgrumpy | January 16, 2011 6:03 PM | Report abuse

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