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Judge Orders Man To Give Up Arsenal Of Weapons

Last updated on Friday, September 21, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - A man who was found in a Bloomington parking garage with two handguns and a shotgun has been ordered to give up the arsenal of weapons police later discovered at his home.

Robert Redington, 56, was found on the third level of a parking garage across from Kilroy's Sports Bar the night of Aug. 4 with a loaded semi-automatic handgun in each pocket, a loaded shotgun in the trunk of his car and a digital rangefinder, police said.

He told police that it was 66 yards from his position to the front door of Kilroy's and that he had been watching people come and go all evening.

Redington also asked officers several questions about missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, who was at the sports bar the night she disappeared, and claimed that he had come to town to help search for her.

While Redington was undergoing a mental health evaluation at a local hospital, police searched his Indianapolis home and found 48 more weapons, including handguns, rifles and shotguns, police said.

Redington was later diagnosed with a schizotypal personality disorder.

Monroe Circuit Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff ruled Thursday that Redington is a dangerous man who should not be allowed to possess or use guns, the Herald Times reported.

Redington must give up his 51 guns and his license to carry a handgun has been revoked.

Under state law, Redington can seek a review hearing within six months to ask that the firearms be returned.


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