CHOCTAW, Okla. — Police made an interesting and unusual backseat discovery after they pulled over a car for broken tail lights.
The officer approached the driver he noticed something very suspicious about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Eighteen guns all for sport; not hunting but paintball and laser tag.
Also recovered in the Wednesday morning traffic stop, 10,000 paint balls.
Police found what they refer to as “burglar tools” in the suspect’s vehicle along with all of the other evidence.
Out at the Paintball Club of Choctaw there’s not much damage.
Gary, the manager at the Paintball Club, said it was about $4,500 worth of property stolen.
Fortunately, the police recovered all of the guns and paintballs along with a few other items.
Gary said, “I guess our engraving really payed off because that’s how they figured out they came from our place.”
Choctaw Police are working to wrap up the case quickly so these guns can be returned to the owner.
Chief Conny Clay said, “We’re going to try to get the guns back to the business as quickly as possible. It’s kind of their high season.”
The suspects, 37-year-old Ray Stanart and his 36-year-old brother, Dwayne, were taken to the Oklahoma County Jail where they will now face several charges including second-degree burglary.
The only thing that is still missing from the paintball club is a laptop.
Police did not find it in the car.