Proof that life isn't just about protester arrests and See's Candies parades for the cops patrolling Occupy Seattle: Yesterday at roughly 6:00 p.m., bike cops pedaling around Westlake Park came across "a 40-year old man carrying a rifle case over his shoulder," according to the Seattle Police Department's blog. A background check revealed that the man was a convicted felon.
Officers overheard him say that he was carrying a Ruger, an apparent reference to the firearms manufacturer. Officers made contact with the man and removed the case. A search of the case revealed an unloaded short barreled rifle with a pistol grip. Officers asked the man if he had any ammunition for the rifle and he provided them with an ammunition box that contained approximately 16 rounds.
Officers booked the man into King County Jail for a felony weapons violation.