Scratch “construct an underground lair” out of your record of the way to elude Southern California’s Fontana Police Division.
Whereas serving a search warrant Thursday evening at an alleged gang member’s Fontana house, officers uncovered a manhole. After they opened it, they discovered a ladder below it, police mentioned.
Down beneath was a cave with a secret capturing vary and hideout. Inside, officers found a variety of weapons and 1000’s of rounds of ammunition, “together with a 100-round drum for an AR-15 rife,” Fontana police mentioned Friday on Fb.
The put up featured a warning from the police, together with photos of a sparse, unfinished underground area.
“We’re the champions at Cover n Search and no manhole will enable you to,” it mentioned.
Interlocking rubber mats lined the bottom in a single space, with one thing resembling furnishings pads or shifting blankets fastened to partitions, and a US flag hanging in a single nook. One other space had a mud floor and a wall lined with sandbags.
Fontana police mentioned they arrested an unspecified variety of suspects; they didn’t launch their names or say what costs they face.
The division left the impression it did not admire the handiwork.
“Pleasant message to anybody who needs to interact in criminal activity and be a member of a gang. We’ll by no means hand over on protecting our group protected and freed from violence,” its Fb put up reads.
” … Should you cover we’ll discover you. Should you run you’ll go to jail drained. Should you do crime in our metropolis, we’ll hunt you within the pursuit of justice for our group.”
The put up included a parting shot on the worth of arduous work.
“We strongly advocate that you simply put as a lot effort as you probably did in your underground cave, into turning into a productive member of society,” the put up mentioned. “You’ll thank us later for this recommendation.”