Nevada Family Living Secretly In Children’s Museum Had Arsenal Of Weapons
According to authorities, a family lived and secretly stored an assortment of weapons at a children’s museum in Nevada where the mother and father worked.
The arsenal of weapons was found after the strange living arrangement was revealed inside the Northern Nevada Children’s Museum on June 30, with authorities finding an AK-47, three handguns and an AR-style gun inside, KRNV-TV in Reno reported, citing the local sheriff’s office.
It’s unclear how long the family lived there, but it ended after the couple’s two-year-old child walked out of the museum unattended, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office said. Although this is not the first time police have spoken to Wilbert Calhoun, 41, about an unsupervised child, this time the tot’s older sister told deputies she lived in the museum, the authorities said. authorities.
Authorities and a museum board member found sleeping bags, mattresses, clothing and food in an area off-limits to visitors, the sheriff’s office said.
In addition to firearms and everyday items, ammunition, knives, suppressors and a taser, as well as drug paraphernalia, were also found, according to a police report obtained by KRNV.
A report from the sheriff’s office said the storage room where the drugs and weapons were found « could easily be accessed by a wandering child, » according to KRNV.
« I’ve never seen anything like this before, » Sheriff Ken Furlong said, according to KOLO TV.
Calhoun, who was a museum janitor, was charged with negligence and endangerment of children and possession of a suppressor and a short-barreled shotgun. The wife, the director of the museum, was not charged, although she and her husband were both fired from the museum.
The sheriff’s office did not know how many family members lived in the museum, but employees of a nearby business believe five children and the two adults stayed there, KRNV reported.
The museum’s board said on its website that it was « shocked and saddened » by the events and pledged to reopen in a way « that not only keeps all of our visitors safe, but that we, as a community, can also be proud. ”
With post wires