STAMFORD, Conn. — A maintenance crew on a job to repair a faulty dishwasher Thursday afternoon walked into an apartment and found firearms lying around, said police who arrested a man in connection with the case.
Kevin Yun, 24, of 25 Glenbrook Road, was charged with one count of possessing a machine gun, 19 counts of possessing large capacity magazines and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Capt. Richard Conklin said Yun lives with two roommates in apartment 517 at 25 Glenbrook Road. They had contacted building maintenance to repair a wonky dishwasher. When maintenance arrived, they found an assault rifle and four semi-automatic pistols along with numerous magazines that hold bullets lying around in a "haphazard" way, Conklin said. Police were contacted, and officers executed a search warrant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police discovered an assault rifle that is illegal in Connecticut to possess, along with Sig Sauer, M&P, Heckler & Koch and Smith & Wesson handguns. There was also a bag containing 13 grams of marijuana, Conklin said.
While he had legally obtained the firearms in Illinois, he had neglected to check what Connecticut deems appropriate, Conklin said.
"He did not come up to speed with the State of Connecticut gun laws," he said.
The assault rifle is illegal in Connecticut, but he is allowed to own the handguns in the state, police said. But because he doesn't have a Connecticut pistol permit he cannot take them out of the residence, he said.
"He’s an avid shooter, and he would go to the range and shoot," Conkloin said. "His mistake was not looking into our gun laws before moving here."
He was cooperative with officers, police said. He said owned the weapons and said the marijuana was his so police did not charge the two roommates, police said.
Yun, who was cooperative throughout, Conklin said, was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb.2.