Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bristol Twp. cops: Homeless man sold rifles to boy
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015
A 59-year-old homeless man is accused of selling two rifles, one a semiautomatic, for $8 to a 9-year-old Bristol Township boy outside a convenience store.
Reginald Sisco admitted to selling the weapons to the boy, claiming he found them in the woods and needed money, police said.
“It was stupid. I am sorry,” he told police when they tracked him down at Lower Bucks Hospital after receiving a call about a man who refused to leave the facility shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to court records.
The same officer who took the report of the rifle sale answered the hospital call and noted that Sisco matched the boy’s description of the man who sold him the weapons, the probable cause affidavit in the case shows.
The boy’s grandfather called police Wednesday evening after the boy brought the .177 caliber Beeman air rifle and .22-caliber Marlin rimfire semiautomatic rifle to his house to show him, court documents note.
The boy claimed he bought the rifles from the man outside the 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Route 413 in Bristol Township, police said. Neither rifle was loaded with ammunition, Acting Lt. Ralph Johnson said.
One of the rifles was stolen during a burglary Tuesday at R&D Automotive on Second Avenue in the Croydon section of the township, police said. Sisco said he worked there and heard about the burglary, police added.
Sisco was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Gary Gambardella on felony charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a minor. He was sent to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $500,000 bail.