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Man Playing “Mad Max” in Barstow Field Arrested for Possession of Illegal Weapons

Man Playing “Mad Max” in Barstow Field Arrested for Possession of Illegal Weapons

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BARSTOW – A Barstow man carrying numerous illegal weapons fashioning himself as “Mad Max” was arrested on Thursday night.

At around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, a deputy noticed a quad being operated near Old Highway 58 and Leona Road in Barstow. Due to the odd hour to be operating a quad, the deputy stopped the quad and made contact with the quad operator, Jack Lee Ernest, 39, of Barstow.

Authorities said that Ernest was acting in a suspicious manner causing the deputy to detain him. As the deputy patted Ernest down, he located several illegal weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, with ammunition tactically attached to it. He also had brass knuckles and two large knives also positioned for tactical access authorities said. “Ernest claimed he fashioned himself as “Mad Max”, a reference to a violent movie involving deadly assaults from vehicles,” Barstow Sheriff’s Station officials said.

Ernest was arrested for the possession of illegal weapons and was booked into jail. His bail is set at $30,000. The quad was towed from the scene and will be stored in a local tow yard. Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact Deputy Kenneth Bubier or Sergeant James Evans at the Barstow Sheriff’s Station.

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  • Screenshot from 2017-06-23 09-12-44: Mad Max (1979) | MGM Studios