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Washington: Man Arrested With Fake Inaugural ID and Loaded Gun



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Officers in Washington DC arrested a Virginia man who tried to pass through a Capitol police checkpoint carrying fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition.

The man, identified in court papers as Wesley Allen Beeler, was driving a pickup truck with several firearm-related bumper stickers, including one that read: “If they come for your guns Give ‘Em your bullets first,” the papers said.

Beeler presented an “unauthorized inauguration credential” at a Capitol police checkpoint on Friday evening, court papers said.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday. His court-appointed lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment. Capitol police officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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