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Miami Police Investigate After South Dakota Man Found Asleep In Truck with Arsenal of Guns, Ammo

A South Dakota man is in the custody of Miami Beach Police after he was found drunk and asleep in his truck with the engine running and a trove of loaded guns and other alarming items in his possession, Local 10 News reported.

David Goldammer, 32, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is now charged with a DUI, carrying a concealed weapon and openly carrying a weapon. Authorities are now working to determine what brought Goldammer to South Beach in the first place and what his intentions were.

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A search of David Goldammer’s truck recovered a semiautomatic rifle, two handguns and large amounts of ammo, among other alarming items. (Images courtesy of Miami Beach Police Department)

“He wasn’t very cooperative with the investigation,” said Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez.

According to an arrest affidavit, Goldammer drew the attention of authorities because his Ford F-350 pick-up was blocking an alleyway near Ocean Court and Fourth Street. Officers approached and noticed the car was running, but Goldammer wasn’t driving. The man was seated in the driver’s seat with his head slouched over his right shoulder, fast asleep.

Police said the smell of alcohol seeped from the truck when Goldammer rolled down the window after being roused from his sleep by the light from an officer’s nightstick. That’s when they spotted two Yeungling beer bottles — one empty and the other halfway finished — in the center console, the arrest report reads. Also in the center console were two unholstered handguns.

When asked what he was doing, Goldammer reportedly mumbled, “Going right over there.” Police ordered him out of the truck and also discovered a .357 Magnum revolver holstered in his front waistband. He repeatedly refused to do field-sobriety tests, police said.

“Can’t I just get an Uber [home]?”  the man asked, according to the affidavit.

Moreover, a search of Goldammer’s truck revealed a semi-automatic rifle, two more loaded handguns, a large amount of ammunition, a pocketknife with a swastika on it and a bullet-proof vest, Rodriguez said. Though the South Dakota Man had a laminated concealed carry permit on him, authorities said there was no way to validate it because its edges were badly worn and peeling.

“His weapons were not concealed and not holstered,” Rodriguez added.

The spokesman said detectives are working with intelligence and ATF agents to determine Goldammer’s motives.

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