LANCASTER – A 41-year-old man is being held on half a million dollars bail for allegedly possessing explosive devices, which were discovered during a traffic stop on the 14 Freeway, authorities said.
The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:
Deputies with the LAN-CAP Team from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station arrested a man on felony weapons violations after a traffic stop on the 14 Freeway [at around 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18].
Suspect Bobby Marin (MH/41yrs) was driving his motorcycle, with expired registration, when he was pulled over and detained by deputies on the northbound freeway near the Avenue M overpass. After further investigation, it was discovered that suspect Marin possessed modified fireworks, which could cause great bodily injury and/or death.
One improvised explosive device had several metal BBs taped to its outer body and had more gun powder than originally designed. This device alone could cause great bodily injury and/or death to bystanders.
A second modified explosive firework had tightly wrapped electrical tape around it which would cause a greater amount of explosive force than originally designed.
Suspect Marin also had a “slungshot” in his possession, which can be thrown at a velocity near 100 MPH, also causing great bodily injury and/or death.
Suspect Marin was arrested for possession of a destructive device, possession of an improvised explosive device, and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was booked at Lancaster Station Jail and held on $500,000 bond.
Marin is due in court today, according to LASD inmate records.