Man who hunted bin Laden busted for illegal firearm
An American businessman who was arrested in Pakistan last year carrying a pistol, dagger and samurai sword, claiming to be on a mission to find and kill terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, is now facing a new form of justice in his homeland.
Gary Brooks Faulkner, whose odd quest earned him a modicum of fame in the states and even led him to become the subject of a feature-length documentary, was caught unlawfully possessing a firearm, which he discharged at a person attempting to burglarize his apartment.
When police responded to the incident, they confiscated his weapon. After a background check days later, police discovered that Faulkner is an ex-convict who spent 12 years in jail — which means it’s illegal for him to possess a firearm in the U.S.
A felony summons was issued and Faulkner was subsequently arrested.
He’s has been in jail since Sept. 1, according to Wired magazine, after failing to post a $10,000 bond.
This video is from the documentary “Binny Boy,” detailing Faulkner’s odd search for Osama bin Laden.