LODI (CBS13) – Officers arrested a young man was riding a bicycle and carrying a flare gun modified to shoot shotgun shells, police say.
The arrest happened along the 200 block of East Vine Street, police said on Tuesday.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki Accused Of Filing False Police Reports
Officers originally stopped the man, identified as 20-year-old Lodi resident Diego Estrada, for a vehicle code violation. The officers soon discovered he was carrying a flare gun.READ MORE: Sacramento Woman Fights For Tougher Drug Laws Aimed At Dealers After Brother's Overdose
However, police say this flare gun was modified to shoot .410 shotgun shells.
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Estrada was arrested and is now facing numerous weapons and drug violations.