Man headed to visit ‘Facebook girlfriend’ arrested with arsenal of weapons

Man headed to visit ‘Facebook girlfriend’ arrested with arsenal of weapons

An Indiana man carrying an arsenal to visit his “Facebook girlfriend” in Brick Township was arrested after police found him sleeping in his car, authorities said Thursday.

While conducting a routine check of the area, township patrolmen found Antonio J. Perez, 24, of Elkhart, Ind., sleeping in his car at the Boland Field Baseball Complex on Lanes Mill Road at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, said Brick Detective Sgt. Henry Drew, a police spokesman.

He said further investigation by Detective Robert Shepherd revealed Perez was headed to meet his “girlfriend” whom he had met on Facebook two years earlier but had yet to meet in person.

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