Limo driver arrested on weapons charge |

Limo driver arrested on weapons charge

Christina Proctor

When Arthur Souders called the police to report his limousine stolen he probably didn’t realize he would be the one going to jail.

Souders called the South Lake Tahoe police around 5:29 p.m. Monday, to report that his black 1983 Lincoln limousine, California personal license plate DOMINO2, was stolen from Lucky’s parking lot at the corner of Al Tahoe Boulevard and U.S. Highway 50. He also informed the officers that there was a shotgun inside the vehicle.

Nevada Highway Patrol officers stopped the limo less than an hour later at the junction of State Route 28 and U.S. Highway 50 near Spooner Summit. The driver produced paperwork indicating the car was actually his, police said.

The driver reportedly told officers that Souders had bought the limousine from him but failed to pay for it. When he saw the vehicle he attempted to repossess it himself.

Police said they found a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the limousine. Souders, 52, was transported to Zephyr Cove Lodge to identify the car and when he admitted that the gun was his, police arrested him on suspicion of possessing a short shotgun, carrying a loaded weapon, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. Police said Souders also had a pending felony warrant from Lyons County.

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