Armed men picking up trash in Portage alarm driver
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent July 16, 2012 2:58PM
Cory Mayberry. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 18, 2012 6:16AM
PORTAGE — Two young men picking up trash along the side of the road were arrested when they refused to show their gun permits.
A driver called police shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday after seeing what he described as suspicious teens carrying handguns in the area of U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road.
Cory Mayberry, 19, of Portage, and Nicholas Alamo, 22, of Lake Station, were carrying plastic bags and picking up trash, according to police. They also each had a gun in an exposed holster.
They refused to identify themselves or show their gun permits, police said.
Both men were arrested for misdemeanor refusal to aid police. Indiana law gives police the right to inspect gun permits upon request.
Both guns were loaded, but both men had valid permits to carry a firearm.
Alamo also is charged with misdemeanor possession of a switchblade knife, police said. Mayberry was carrying pepper spray.