Man found sleeping in car arrested after gun allegedly found on his lap
Police tape is seen in this file photo.
Four people have been charged after police were called to a short-term rental home in Toronto and found a man sleeping in a car allegedly with a gun sitting on his lap.
Authorities were called to the home, in the Meadowbank Road and Cowley Avenue area in Etobicoke, on Sept. 7 around 8.30 a.m.
Police arrested the man after allegedly finding him taking a nap with a gun on his lap.
Police said two other men allegedly fled into the backyards of neighbouring homes when they arrived.
During a search of the property, police said they also discovered a discarded gun and a loaded magazine.
The short-term rental was searched by the Emergency Task Force and other five people were arrested but later released.
Kingslee Christie, 22, is facing 10 separate charges, including occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm.
Mississauga man Najiib Adan, 28, Toronto man Zyad Siddiqui, 28, and Said Keylie, 24, also from Toronto, have been charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited device knowing its possession is unauthorized.
The four men appeared in court on Sept. 8 at Old City Hall.