United States Secret Service arrested a former Memphis police officer who had guns near the White House.
The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. near the intersections of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.
Secret Service officers said they observed Timothy Bates, 37, engaging in what appeared to be public urination due to his unzipped pants and demeanor.
Officers approached Bates, who was a Memphis police officer from 2000 until he was medically retired in August 2013, and he said he "came to The White House in order to speak with Adm. Mike Rogers and Gen. Jim Mattis for advice on missing paychecks and how to get the dog chip out of my head."
Bates was standing next to a silver 2009 Nissan 370Z, which he told officers he drove to Washington D.C. that day and parked in a no-parking zone.
Officers asked Bates if he had any weapons in the vehicle, and he said he did. Officers saw several three hard gun cases through the window. When they asked Bates if they could search his vehicle, he consented to a full search.
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