Boston Police report arresting a man from a Pittsburgh suburb on gun charges because while he had a license to carry, it had been revoked last week.
Police say Robert Goodson, 23, of Etna, PA, tried checking into the St. Francis House shelter on Boylston Street on Monday loaded for bear, or something: Packing a Glock 23 semi-automatic gun, five large-capacity magazines - three of them fully loaded - a total of 100 rounds of ammunition and sundry other items, including a black Kevlar vest, a black neoprene ski mask and "black leather tactical style gloves." But a security guard told him guns and ammo aren't allowed inside, so he left, and the guard called police, who figured out who he was and where he was from - and that he no longer had a valid gun license.
Police say the guard called them around 7:45 a.m on Tuesday when Goodson returned. He wasn't armed this time, but police say officers began looking around for him and his weaponry:
After several hours of investigation, Boston police officers were able to locate the duffel bag at a baggage storage desk at the South Station Bus Terminal. Officers contacted the Transit police who maintain jurisdiction over the station, and the officers together determined that the duffel bag would be opened.
And inside they found the gun, the magazines and the other stuff. BPD says Transit Police officers found him around 4:10 p.m. and arrested him on various firearms charges.