SHOCKER: Man arrested with three stun guns, cops say

A 19-year-old Maywood man faces weapons charges after officers say they found him armed with not one…not two…but three Tasers and stun guns near Belmont and Broadway in June.

Richardson (Chicago Police Dept)

Cops say they saw a “long black metallic object with metal prongs” sitting next to Kevon Richardson during a routine traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Belmont.

When an officer asked what it was, Richardson said it was “just a flashlight.” But when pressed as to whether it was a Taser, Richardson allegedly responded, “Yes, it’s a Taser, but I can have it. It’s mine.”

Cops found a second stun baton and a smaller stun gun when they searched the vehicle for impoundment.

Police say Richardson admitted to buying the weapons on Amazon for protection. He said he “has pulled it out before but never used it on anyone,” according to court records.

He’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

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