HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – So this homeless guy walks into a criminal courthouse with a handgun and a knife and, well, gets arrested. The incident was no laughing matter, as the man actually asked police to arrest him.
Harris County police arrested Jason Tanner, 30, after the homeless man allegedly brought weapons with him to the Harris County criminal courthouse Thursday. The Houston Chronicle reports that Tanner was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and had bullets in his pockets. Police officials indicated that Tanner was also carrying a knife and a dozen ammunition rounds.
“He walked up to Deputy Nyulassie and said, ‘I’m carrying concealed weapons and need to be arrested,’” Constable Deputy Chief J.C. Mosier told the Chronicle. “I’ve never seen anyone volunteer to get arrested.”
Tanner admitted to police that he was a felon with numerous arrests on his record.
Tanner has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He’s also been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a public building.