“Mad Max” Arrested in Los Angeles

The imposter was dressed like him and armed like him.

"Mad Max" Arrested in Los Angeles

“Mad Max,” the lead character in the classic movie of the same name, is armed with a sawed-off shotgun and leads a vendetta against a vicious motorcycle gang. Well, a man in Los Angeles has been arrested while dressed as Mad Max and carrying a sawed- off shotgun.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the man was pulled over in the Barstow, California, desert. His name is Jack Lee Ernest, and he was spotted by a San Bernardino County sheriff on patrol on Old Highway 58. The deputy tried to stop him near Leona Road, but Ernest tried to ride away. He “behaved so suspiciously he was detained.”

Ernest, a 39-year-old resident of Barstow, had with him brass knuckles and the sawed-off shotgun, both of which are illegal in California. The ammunition was “tactically attached” to the shotgun for easy access, the deputy said. He also found two large knives that were in a similar tactical position.

“Ernest claimed he fashioned himself as ‘Mad Max,’ the sheriff’s department said. Authorities didn’t care for the modern-day reenactment of the movie, though, and he was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons. He’s now being held in lieu of $30,000 bail in a county jail.

Maybe he was getting an early start to Wasteland Festival?

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