Call it the naked gun, Kansas City style.
Prosecutors charged a 42-year-old man Friday with being a felon in possession of a firearm after he turned up, without clothes, in a south Kansas City parking lot.
Police found Errick E. Martin about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of East Bannister Road, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
A witness told officers that Martin had arrived in a car and fired four or five shots from a handgun before taking his clothes off. Officers found a shirt, shorts and .357-caliber revolver on the ground.
Police found Martin’s identification in his shorts pocket, a holster strapped to the inside waistband and five spent shell casings in the gun’s cylinder, according to court documents.
Interviewed later, Martin told police that he had bought the gun recently and wanted to test-fire it. He also said he had smoked PCP earlier that morning and had taken his clothes off because he felt hot, the documents say.
Court records show that Martin, of Kansas City, has prior felony convictions for aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a controlled substance. It is illegal for a convicted felon to possess a firearm.