Former NBA point guard, Gilbert Arenas, was arrested for possession of illegal fireworks Wednesday night after initially being pulled over for speeding. Once the officers had pulled him over, they noticed a ton of (illegal) fireworks in the back of his truck – so much that the LAPD bomb squad had to be called to the scene.
According to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell us Arenas was pulled over by Califorrnia Highway Patrol around 2:30 AM in Los Angeles for speeding in a Ford pickup — but officers immediately saw that the truck was filled with fireworks … sitting in plain sight in the bed and cab of the truck.
We’re told Arenas was arrested and will be booked for possession of illegal fireworks, and cited for speeding — he was allegedly doing 80 mph — and driving without a license.
It’s unclear exactly how much fireworks were in the truck, but it was enough that LAPD bomb squad was called to handle the illegal booty.