Police before dawn Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old Stamford man and charged him with illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle.
At about 1:15 a.m. on May 1, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling off of the Merritt Parkway at Exit 36 run a red light, according to a police report, turning right onto Old Stamford Road without making a complete stop, according to a police report.
During a subsequent stop at Old Stamford and Talmadge Hill Roads, the officer saw a the black grip of a handgun partially concealed by a towel, in the rear passenger seat, the report said.
The motorist told the officer that it was a BB gun, it said.
The weapon appeared similar to a .357 revolver with chrome and a black handle, the report said.
The officer seized the BB gun, which was loaded with six rounds in the cylinder, it said.
The officer then found another six BB rounds in the vehicle, police said.
The motorist was held on $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 1 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.