Air BNB renters bring gun to residence, Rockford man facing charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A person went to check on an Air BNB property in the 600 block of Woodridge on Sunday around 12:55 p.m. when police say that person called police after noticing a man was sleeping on the couch with a gun lying next to him.
Rockford police officers found that the front door of the Air BNB was open and unoccupied. An investigation determined the property was rented for the weekend and the people inside were there legally. Police arrested three people and charged 18-year-old Malachi Stamper with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Rifle with Illegal Barrel Length.
The owner of the Air BNB is ready to see some changes, with the property undergoing hundreds of dollars in damages.
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