Gun Disguised As Walking Cane Lands Two Weapons Dealers In Jail

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — Sometimes people aren’t as slick as they think they are.

Two firearms dealers who ran a store in the Florida Keys have been sentenced to prison for illegally possessing a gun disguised as a walking cane.

Court documents show that 52-year-old Thomas Joseph Willi and 37-year-old Jarvis Nelson Osorio will each serve more than two years in prison.

Their store on Big Pine Key, Outbreak Ordnance, was fined $500,000.

The sentences last week came after Willi and Osorio pleaded guilty to illegally receiving and possessing .38-caliber gun that looks like a walking cane.

Such concealable or particularly dangerous weapons are tightly controlled under the 1934 National Firearms Act.

The men were initially charged with illegal possession of other guns disguised as items such as pens and flashlights but pleaded guilty to a single count.

(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Weather Forecast 24/7
Tracking Hurricane Matthew: Interactive Maps

Listen Live