A 44-year-old man was arrested in Northeast Philadelphia on Monday after he walked into a police station wearing a bullet proof vest and a holster.
Police said Yuri Arkadyev started off the morning on an odd note. About 7:30 a.m., Arkadyev approached another motorist at a Dunkin' Donuts in the Northeast and asked the man to accompany him somewhere, said police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan. When the man declined, Arkadyev told him to jot down his license plate number and call 9-1-1.
A short while later, Sullivan said, Arkadyev walked into the 7th District's headquarters, at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler, and said "something needed to be done" about a problem he had at the Leo Mall Shopping Center on Bustleton Avenue.
A cop noticed Arkadyev was wearing a bullet proof vest and an empty holster. The officer found a rifle and two handguns stashed in Arkadyev's car. Arkadyev, of Barlow Street near Kelvin Avenue, was arrested and charged with weapons violations because his permit to carry had been previously revoked by the city, Sullivan said.