NYPD traffic stop reveals small arsenal inside man’s SUV

Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 00:09:32-05

HARLEM, Manhattan — Two eagle-eyed patrol cops pulled over a driver for talking on his cell phone in Harlem—and ended up finding a small arsenal inside his SUV, police said on Sunday.

Sergeant Perry Quincoses and Officer Francisc Britez—assigned to the 32nd Precinct—stopped a gold Lincoln MKX at 12:30 p.m. Saturday when they spotted the driver using his cell phone near 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, police said.

The lawmen performed a motor vehicle check and found Daniel Figueroa, 45, of Rochester, was driving with a suspended license, according to police.

As cops were putting Figueroa in handcuffs, he admitted he was packing with three loaded guns on his body and another gun in the car, police said.

The officers recovered a LLAMA .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, Davis Arms .38 caliber derringer, Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and Taurus .38 caliber special revolver, police said.

Cops said they also found three additional loaded pistol magazines and four switchblade knives inside the car.

Figueroa has been charged with ten counts of criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while using a cell phone, police said.​