Cops find pellet gun, brass knuckles, hatchet in fleeing man's dropped bag
Man tried to hide in nearby apartment block, came out few hours later
Winnipeg police found a bag of loot when a man walking in the West End spotted officers, ran away and dropped his duffel bag.
The man was walking down Langside Street Tuesday evening carrying a gym bag when he spotted general patrol officers nearby. Police said the man saw the officers, ran away and dropped the bag before trying to hide inside a nearby apartment block.
Inside the bag, police found an airsoft rifle, brass knuckles, a hatchet, and credit and debit cards in various names.
A few hours later, the man came out of the apartment building and was arrested.
The 25-year-old faces numerous charges for possession of weapons and stolen credit cards, and for carrying a concealed weapon. He remains in custody.