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Stamford Man Found With Brass Knuckles, Black Jack Faces Weapons Charges

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man was charged with weapons violations after police found a set of brass knuckles and a black leather strap in his vehicle, police said.

Officers on duty pulled over a car for moving violations, and while speaking with the driver, Wilfredo Rodriguez, 39, they saw a set of brass knuckles, Lt. Thomas Scanlon said. After placing Rodriguez under arrest, officers searched the vehicle and found the strap, which is also known as a “Black Jack,” the lieutenant said.

Rodriguez was stopped on Stillwater Avenue at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Scanlon said.

He was charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon and two counts of illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, police said. He was held on $1,000 bond, police said.

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