AP reports that John Popper was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was caught blues traveling (sorry) 111 mph on I-90 in Spokane, WA. He wasn’t the driver, but it gets better…
Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said. A police dog searched the vehicle, finding numerous hidden compartments containing four rifles, nine handguns and a switchblade knife. Authorities also found a Taser and night vision goggles. The vehicle was seized.
Popper, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas, said state patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney. The vehicle also had flashing emergency headlights, a siren and a public address system, the Patrol said.
“Popper indicated to troopers that he had installed these items in his vehicle because (in the event of a natural disaster) he didn’t want to be left behind,” the Patrol said in a news release.
That’s a sweet, tricked-out apocalypse-mobile he’s got there. If only there was some way to carry all that weaponry on his person, you know?! Like, a specialty vest or something?
As if the threat of natural disaster wasn’t scary enough, imagine the dude from Blues Traveler is driving down your block in his Mercedes, trying to calm everyone by broadcasting “Mountain Cry” while his friend tasers you into submission. At least he’s got weed. (Hope you’ve got snacks!)
UPDATE: Photo from Washington State Police!
No word yet if the perp was wearing diapers.