The homeless man who in July was allegedly found near Golden Gate Park with an arsenal of weapons and ammo in his vehicle intended to harm a family member, police said Wednesday.
Also found in Robert Johns’ Jeep Cherokee was a card listing the names and titles of U.S. politicians, but police do not know if the 37-year-old was targeting any of them.
Police have said Johns kept an alarmingly large stash of guns, knives and ammunition in his vehicle. When officers responded to a citizen’s complaint July 17, they found Johns’ unoccupied car and issued a 72-hour notice to move it. When cops returned July 21, they allegedly found Johns and saw a shotgun in the vehicle.
After searching his car, police said they found more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition, a sawed-off shotgun, a 9 mm handgun and 14 knives. They also found a substantial amount of marijuana, survival equipment, a methamphetamine “cookbook” and $900 in cash.
Before his arrest, Johns had a run-in with police June 30 in which officers confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded .22-caliber rifle. He was taken to a hospital on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation, then released.
Johns is currently being held on $100,000 bail.