December 31, 2017

"A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown..."

"... Houston police said. Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing... The Hyatt is preparing its own New Years Eve celebration at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight, its website said...."

Click2Houston.

29 comments:

Oso Negro said...

A rifle a shotgun and a pistol, plus lots of ammunition? Just another guy in Texas.

Fernandistein said...

an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and lots of ammunition,

Some "arsenal". "Fake news" is a better description.

Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing

Hinky story, too.

Crimso said...

That's not a small arsenal. That's not even a microarsenal. Perhaps they were frightened by the amount of ammo, and that could technically make what they found an "arsenal." Maybe it was assault ammo.

Expat(ish) said...

In Florida we call that "a closet."

-XC

PS - When Holder urged people to "take to the streets" several of my neighbors went out and bought more ammo.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Crimso,
It was probably high-capacity ammunition.

Bob Boyd said...

Maybe he was just in town for a 3-gun match.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/guns/2015/06/the-beginners-guide-to-3-gun-competition#page-2

Tank said...

At least 50% (probably much more) of the homes in my SE NC community have a small arsenal or more (many much more). On the other hand, they don't bring it all to a top floor room at the Hyatt Regency for New Years Eve.

Hagar said...

What is this "high capacity ammunition" of which you speak?

Yancey Ward said...

Bob Boyd makes the point I was going to make- the collection is exactly what someone who enters a 3-gun competition would have. There is probably no need to even look up to see if there were such competitions going on in Houston this weekend- it is almost 100% certain to be more than 1 in such a location.

holdfast said...

That’s not an arsenal anywhere, and in Texas that’s probably what you find under the cushions in the front seat of your truck. That said, given the timing, the place and the gentleman’s apparent level of intoxication, good job by the police being careful, but the headline and story are unnecessarily sensationalistic.

dda6ga dda6ga said...

In the past I have known men who kept twice as much in the front hall closet, in a big city, inhabited by democrats now less..

Chuck said...

I had exactly the same reaction as is unanimous above.

So the question becomes why Drudge banner-headlined the story (did he, like, read the story?) and why Althouse chose to re-broadcast it from Drudge (did she, like, read the story?)?

So the interesting non-boring energy flow from blogging perspective on this is the way that Drudgehouse pumps up a nothing story. Like Milo Yiannopoulos' "NPR" interview (it wasn't) getting spiked (it wasn't).

Why, really, did Drudge headline the story? Because it was alarmist, and reminded of the Las Vegas shooting (although not legitimately so). And why did Althouse credulously reinforce it all on her blog? Same reason, I guess; in any event she seemed to trust Drudge's judgment on the general newsworthiness of the whole thing.

My guess is that neither Matt Drudge nor Professor Althouse has any personal experience with anything like "an arsenal." And both were effectively Ill-equipped to criticall analyze the real nature of the story.

But when you dig into the facts, and the online psychology. Such interesting, non-boring blogging.

Bob Boyd said...

"Why, really, did Drudge headline the story?"

Drudge is in the click business.

"And why did Althouse credulously reinforce it all on her blog?"

I wouldn't characterize it that way. This is going to a be a news story and a conversation topic for at least 2 days no matter what the back story turns out to be. Why wouldn't we want to talk about it here?

"Like Milo Yiannopoulos' "NPR" interview (it wasn't) getting spiked (it wasn't)."

Sigh.

Paul said...

Yes the amount of guns is no biggie but... he was found at the top of the Hyatt Regency TRESPASSING! What was he doing there? That was the big thing.

Nutjob?

Now I am a Texican. I have shot three gun matches and I do have a nice set of guns (including a AR and shotgun.) But... again he was trespassing at the top of the hotel. Why?

I say book him Danno!

iowan2 said...

Jeez Chuck, you typity, typity, type, and have no clue as to what is going on. You have no clue to others motives, so either read and comment to the substance, or go away. You have zero standing to secound guess what successful people (Drudge, Altouse) are upto.

Michael K said...

they don't bring it all to a top floor room at the Hyatt Regency for New Years Eve.

Yes. The sensational news coverage of these events would certainly interest possible copycats.

bagoh20 said...

Alcohol, can really screw up your ambition.

Oso Negro said...

Goodness, people. In Texas, people travel that heavily armed just to go to the HEB. If people are traveling with firearms, it is MUCH more responsible to keep them in your hotel room than to leave them in a vehicle. Drunk and disorderly is another matter.

Fernandistein said...

Funny Fake news from TheSun:

"Niagra Falls is frozen over with parts of the United States are now colder than the surface of Mars, while southern Europe's enjoying a balmy 20C"

Their video shows Niagra Falls flowing nicely, and, as for Mars, "Surface temperatures may reach a high of about [a balmy!] 20 °C".

Mary Beth said...

Like Milo Yiannopoulos' "NPR" interview (it wasn't) getting spiked (it wasn't).

If you're still mentioning it now, that's pretty good evidence to me that it was worth posting before.

Bob Boyd said...

Like so many of us tradition-loving Deplorables, this guy was probably looking forward to ringing in the new year by getting completely shit-faced, firing his guns in the air and yelling "wahooooo!" while balls deep in a squealing pig.
Unfortunately, those plans are now spoiled. Oh well. There's always next year.

Ken Mitchell said...

Oso Negro said...
"A rifle a shotgun and a pistol, plus lots of ammunition? Just another guy in Texas."

No, definitely an UNDER-ARMED guy in Texas. I've got more, and I live in California!

Rabel said...

Having a handgun, even if licensed for carry, on a property with a "no handgun" policy is trespass under Texas law.

He was on the top floor because that's where his room was.

He had the guns in his room because he didn't want to leave them in his truck.

Etienne said...

My vote is to toss him off the hotel roof, and if he survives, he is innocent.

Pettifogger said...

This is reminiscent of a San Antonio Express-News story about bomb-disposal experts being called about 250 or so rounds of ammunition found in a house. With that as a baseline, it's hard to imagine what they would do at my house.

Expat(ish) said...

When the very nice Nigerian guys came to pack up my house for the move from NC to FL, they were really startled by the number of guns and how many full ammo cans I had. They wanted to know about each gun, what it shot, why I had it, etc, etc. It was the only time I saw them stop packing in three days.

I was kind of embarrassed b/c I'd already sold most of my collection before moving.

-XC

JAORE said...

Wow. I never knew I had multiple arsenals.

Lyle Smith said...

Thank God! I live in Houston.

mockturtle said...

I can understand why he wouldn't want to leave the weapons in his truck. I can also understand why the situation could have been dangerous had the guy had bad intentions. Why can't hotels have gun safes for guests to keep their 'arsenals' [heh!] during their stay?