“Elvin Payamps, 38, of Glendale was inside a TD bank on Metropolitan Avenue Wednesday afternoon when a witness, 54, standing behind on line heard him talking about wanting to kill cops and having guns at his house,” nypost.com reports. “The witness called 911, but Payamps left the bank before cops could arrive. Police put a description of him over the radio, and he was spotted getting into a car on Metropolitan Avenue. Cops followed the car, and then pulled him over at a nearby intersection on Rentar Plaza. A bag of pot was found near the front seat, and Payamps was arrested.” That’s not all they found. Back in Payamps crib cops confiscated . . .
Two guns, two bulletproof vests, brass knuckles, and a holster (as above).
While we applaud the citizen who dropped the dime on Payamps (it had to be done) and credit the cops for collaring the criminal, we wonder about the New York Post headline hovering above this article: NYPD find arsenal after busting man who ‘talked about killing cops’.
As TTAG tipster TP wrote, “If this is an arsenal, my coat closet is a battalion supply depot!” To which I’ll add: in the land of the ballistically blind, a man with a shotgun and pistol is King Rat. Or something like that.