A 23-year-old man has been charged with illegally possessing three firearms at the Kansas City hotel where he worked.
Federal prosecutors in Kansas City charged Nikolaus Storm Wadlow with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Kansas City police arrested Wadlow late Tuesday night after receiving a tip that he had taken a “bag of firearms” to his workplace, the Holiday Inn at 45th and Main streets, according to documents filed in federal court.
Officers watching the hotel saw Wadlow get in his car and drive away. He was stopped nearby and arrested for an outstanding city warrant and driving with a suspended license.
Officers then went back to the hotel, where a manager allowed them to search an area where employees store personal belongings. Officers found a duffel bag containing two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle, according to the documents.
When questioned, Wadlow said a former co-worker had given him the guns as collateral for a loan. He told detectives that he did not intend to harm anyone. When asked about close relationships with other people, he described himself as a “lone wolf,” according to court documents.
He has a prior felony conviction for attempted robbery and cannot legally possess a firearm, according to the allegations.