An "arsenal of weapons" including handguns, a semi-automatic rifle and a pocketknife with a swastika were discovered in a truck in Miami Beach after officers found a man passed out behind the wheel, Florida police said.
Officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle blocking the alleyway at 14th Street and Ocean Court around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and discovered a man slouched over and asleep at the wheel of a red pickup with the ignition running, Miami Beach Police officials said.
The man, identified as 32-year-old David Goldammer of South Dakota, was awakened and ordered out of the truck, and almost fell as he exited, police said.
The officers noticed two open beer bottles as well as two unholstered and loaded handguns in the truck's center console, police said. Another loaded handgun was found in Goldammer's waistband, police said.
Goldammer refused to perform field sobriety exercises and was taken into custody. An officer noted in a police report that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Goldammer and he had bloodshot, glossy eyes.
When officers searched his vehicle, they found two more loaded handguns, one semi-automatic rifle, a large amount of ammunition, a pocketknife with a swastika on it, and a bullet-resistant vest, officials said.
"What's alarming in this case is that it's the early morning hours, it's Thursday morning, and there's a man asleep at the wheel under the influence of an alcoholic beverage with an arsenal of weapons in his possession," police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. "That is a deadly combination and we need to understand why he was here in Miami Beach, or South Florida for that matter."
Goldammer was booked into jail on charges including DUI, openly carrying a weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. He was being held on $6,500 bond Thursday, and attorney information wasn't available.