Police officers found five automatic weapons inside the cab of a truck that crashed near the intersection of Ingraham Street and Grand Avenue on May 6. Inside the Dodge pickup, police found several automatic weapons and equipment including an AK 47, AR 15, an Uzi and a handgun. Police identified the man as 36-year old Jason Hilliard. He also carried plastic bags, duct tape, several flashlights and a baseball cap with the letters CIA on it.
No details of the crash were immediately available but crash left the truck with a dented front bumper. Police verified the driver was not intoxicated.
Police allegedly tried to get Hilliard medical attention but he fought back, prompting officers to subdue him with a tazer, according to a statement from San Diego police department spokesperson Mònica Muñoz.
Hilliard was taken to the hospital. That’s when he alerted officers about the guns, according to Muñoz. Hilliard is now in federal custody.
“Its not that unusual for people to stockpile weapons in their home,” Muñoz said. “It turns out that some of the guns he had were illegal to own in the first place.”
Check out the May 14 issue of the Beach & Bay Press for more information.