A passenger in a car stopped by Brownwood police didn’t get far when he told the officer there were three guns in the vehicle and reached toward the floorboard.
Officer Brandon Miller immediately told the man to put his hands in the air and open the door from the outside.
No one was arrested in connection with the three guns police located, but the car’s driver was arrested after officers found a butterfly knife, Miller’s report states.
Tiffany Worster, 19, was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, jail records state.
Worster told Miller she arrived in Brownwood a couple of weeks ago from Virginia and wants to go back to Virginia.
In unrelated incidents:
• A man told police he saw another man toss a kitten into a back yard with three pit bulls in the 800 block of Third. The cat fought to get away but was killed, and the man put the dead animal in a trash bag and carried it toward the residence, he told police.
• Officer Aaron Taylor was dispatched to the Murphy USA store at 403 W. Commerce on a report that an extremely intoxicated person had left the store on a bicycle and crashed twice. Taylor found the man pushing a bicycle near Wal-Mart.
The man told Taylor he was going to work. Taylor arrested Gary Owens, 44, on a public intoxication charge, Taylor’s report states.
• Officer Sky Self was dispatched to Hastings on a report of a detained shoplifting suspect. The suspect, a woman with a year-old child, appeared upset, unstable and combative, Self’s report states.
Self issued a criminal trespass warning at the store’s request, and he and officer Fred Bastardo began escorting her toward the exit. She cursed as they approached the checkout area, and Self told the woman, Kandace Carr, 19, she was under arrest for disorderly conduct, Self’s report states. Her son was released to a relative.
• Someone took a 37-inch flat-screen television from a home in the 1800 block of Sam Houston.
• Someone took an air compressor from a carport in the 1600 block of Brady.
• Someone keyed four vehicles parked at Degal’s Place, 801 W. Austin.