The 27-year-old student from Nevada is arrested after the police find a rifle and 2,000 ammunition in his car parked on campus – and he & # 39; forgets that it was there & # 39;
- Shayn Striegel was arrested Wednesday at the College of Southern Nevada in Henderson for possession of a dangerous school possession weapon
- Passers-by saw a rifle and 2,000 rounds of ammunition parked in Striegel's car on campus while he was in class on Wednesday evening
- Arrest report says that when the police approached Striegel, he said: & I know what this is about, I am so sorry. I forgot I had it in the car & # 39;
- He said he worked for a gun manufacturer and had gone to a shooting range before class and forgot that the gun and the bullets were in his car
- A search of the vehicle yielded an AK-style rifle and more ammunition
- Striegel has a hidden transport license, but firearms are prohibited on the Nevada System of Higher Education campuses
A student at a community college in Las Vegas was arrested on a gun charge after the police said they discovered a gun and about 2,000 bullets in his car parked on campus.
President of Federico Zaragoza, president of the College of Southern Nevada, said in a Facebook message on Thursday that 27-year-old Shayn Striegel told police after his arrest that he forgot that he had the firearm in his vehicle.
Campus spokesperson Richard Lake said Striegel is a science major at college and lives in Las Vegas.
Shayn Striegel was arrested on Wednesday at the Henderson campus of the College of Southern Nevada after a gun and ammunition were found in his parked car
The police do not believe that there is a threat to the university campus in Henderson.
According to the Zaragoza press release, passers-by on the Henderson campus of the school called the police after seeing ammunition magazines in the vehicle on Wednesday at around 6 p.m.
Striegel's arrest report, first mentioned by Fox 5, indicates that the vehicle is registered with his brother.
When the police reached out to the brother, he told them that Shayn was the primary driver of the vehicle.
Investigators determined that Shayn was in class when the gun and ammunition were discovered in the car.
When officers approached him, the 27-year-old allegedly began to make & # 39; ridiculous statements: & # 39; I know what this is about, I am so sorry. I forgot I had it in the car. I work for Rifle Dynamics. & # 39;
According to the company's Facebook page, Rifle Dynamics is a weapon manufacturer that specializes in custom-made, lightweight AK-style rifles. It also offers training services.
A man who is supposed to be Striegel appears in various photos on the company's Facebook page with powerful guns.
When he was interviewed by the police, Striegel repeated his relationship with Rifle Dynamics and said that he had gone to a shooting range before class and forgot that the gun and ammunition were in his car.
Striegel also told the officers that there were no additional firearms in the vehicle, according to the report.
When the police carried out a search on the vehicle, they would have found an unloaded AK-style rifle that rested in an unlocked suitcase in the trunk as well as two cans with hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Public records show that Striegel has a hunting license and a valid hidden transportation license in Clark County.
However, CSN President Zaragoza noted in his statement that firearms are prohibited on campaigns of the Nevada System of Higher Education, including those in parked vehicles.
& # 39; Although the police do not believe that there is a continuing threat to Henderson or one of our other campuses as a result of this incident, it is an important reminder of the effectiveness of the & # 39; see something, say something & # 39; public safety campaign, & # 39; he added.
Striegel was accused of owning a dangerous school possession weapon and booked into the county jail on a $ 2,000 bond pending a lawsuit.
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