Gilbert Arenas arrested for misdemeanor fireworks possession


Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas must have been planning quite the Fourth of July soiree. TMZ has video of the athlete being arrested in the wee hours of the morning Thursday (June 27) being arrested by the California Highway Patrol for having mass quantities of illegal fireworks in his car.

Law enforcement sources say the CHiPs saw Arenas speeding and pulled him over, which was when they spotted all the fireworks in the bed and cab of his truck. They called in the Los Angeles Police bomb squad to handle the fireworks, so we can't be talking about a few sparklers.

Arenas was charged with misdemeanor possession and was released without bail later this morning. The cops reportedly recovered 100 pounds of fireworks in total.
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