A thousand guns were found in an LA mansion. Then the mystery deepened
Police seized an arsenal from a posh estate, deemed a hoarders paradise. The occupant had ties to the wealthy Getty family
When police arrived at the mansion in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood, they were shocked by what was inside: more guns than some officers had ever seen in their lives.
The presence of a thousand firearms, it turns out, was not the most interesting part of the raid.
The Los Angeles police department announced one of the largest recoveries of guns in LAPD history this week, coming from an 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home located near the upscale Bel-Air neighborhood. The home, reporters quickly discovered, was linked to one of the most famous wealthy families in America. Heres what we know.
More than 1,000 firearms
Guns were everywhere in the house, which police said was in complete disarray and appeared to be a hoarders paradise, the Los Angeles Times reported.
I had never seen so many weapons in my career of 31 years, lieutenant Chris Ramirez told reporters. Thats such a big arsenal in a residence like this, in this type of neighborhood. Its astounding.
Assault weapons and submachine guns
The arsenal included AR-15 military-style automatic weapons, a second-world-war-era Thompson submachine gun, .44-caliber handguns, .357 magnum revolvers, long guns with intricate carving, and an Uzi 9mm submachine gun with a silencer, according to the LA Times.