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Police: Man Transporting Sandy-Damaged Cars Carried Illegal Handgun

The South Carolina man was arrested on on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.

Suffolk County Police arrested a South Carolina man in Islandia on Thursday for allegedly being in possession of an illegal hand gun.

According to police, Freddie Foggie Jr., 40, of Boiling Springs, SC, was pulled over at the park-and-ride at exit 58 on the Long Island Expressway at 5:50 p.m. after an officer noticed equipment violations on a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck with a trailer transporting three cars. When pulled over, the officer conducted a safety inspection and found a 9mm gun with a loaded high-capacity magazine.

Foggie, who police said was driving with a suspended license, was arrested on charges including aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said the pickup truck, towed and placed out-of service-for the safety defects, is owned by JK Trucking and Auto Sales located in Mississippi and was transporting Hurricane Sandy damaged vehicles from Calverton to Detroit, Mich.

Foggie was held overnight and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.

sofia March 04, 2013 at 01:47 AM
I report to the Police that these out state tow company r take the cars from Hurricane Sandy .They don t make to Calvertan. They drop off at hotels there staying and then they load up on their toes and bring back to sell. A lot of the cars r New. And drive. This is disgusting. The people that lost them or claim them aren't even get what its worth. The police said they can t do anything. That's WRONG. There making money off of everybody devastation.
knee jerk March 08, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Sofia: With all that government and insurance money out there in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we will be reading about many more rippoffs & scams for quite a while, esp. in this economy. Just human nature.

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