Scratch “construct an underground lair” out of your record of how to elude Southern California’s Fontana Police Division.
Whereas serving a search warrant Thursday evening at an alleged gang member’s Fontana dwelling, officers uncovered a manhole. After they opened it, they discovered a ladder below it, police stated.
Down beneath was a cave with a secret taking pictures vary and hideout. Inside, officers found quite a lot of weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, “together with a 100-round drum for an AR-15 rife,” Fontana police stated 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 stated.
Interlocking rubber mats lined the bottom in a single space, with one thing resembling furnishings pads or transferring blankets mounted to partitions, and a US flag hanging in a single nook. One other space had a dust floor and a wall lined with sandbags.
Fontana police stated they arrested an unspecified variety of suspects; they didn’t launch their names or say what prices they face.
The division left the impression it did not admire the handiwork.
“Pleasant message to anybody who desires to have interaction in criminal activity and be a member of a gang. We’ll by no means quit on conserving our neighborhood secure and freed from violence,” its Fb put up reads.
” … In the event you conceal we’ll discover you. In the event you run you’ll go to jail drained. In the event you do crime in our metropolis, we’ll hunt you within the pursuit of justice for our neighborhood.”
The put up included a parting shot on the worth of onerous work.
“We strongly suggest that you just put as a lot effort as you probably did in your underground cave, into changing into a productive member of society,” the put up stated. “You’ll thank us later for this recommendation.”