Authorities said an Indiana man’s bumper sticker helped them find four guns and nearly 50 bombs he’d hidden in his vehicle.
Ohio state troopers stopped 43-year-old Andrew Boguslawski for speeding Jan. 1 on Interstate 70 in Madison County after they said he was clocked at 85 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Prosecutors said the trooper asked Boguslawski if he had any weapons after noticing several bumper stickers on his car – including one that warned, “If you can read this, you’re in range.”
Boguslawski denied having any guns, and the trooper went to write him a ticket. But when the trooper returned, he spotted a gun handle hidden between the driver’s knees.
“At that point, he drew his service weapon, held the man there and called for backup,” said Nick Adkins, assistant Madison County prosecutor.
Once other officers arrived, investigators said they found two pistols, two rifles and 48 explosive devices in Boguslawski’s car, in addition to tools and materials to make additional explosives.
Although most of the devices were crude, Adkins said, some of them were set up to be activated by a remote detonating device also found in the car.
Investigators said they aren’t sure what Boguslawski had planned for his weapons cache.
“He did not make any type of statement,” Adkins said. “He did not want to make any statement.”
Authorities also seized a laptop, GPS system and camera from the car.
Boguslawski, of Morris Hill, works at a training facility for Navy SEALs and has no real criminal history.
Investigators said he had schematics and other building plans from the military training facility, and Adkins noted that Boguslawski was driving west toward Indiana when he was arrested.
Boguslawski remains held in Ohio on $1 million bond.