Gun-toting man arrested at Hood Mountain Park
A Washington state man was arrested Monday evening after several people spotted him acting strangely in Hood Mountain Regional Park.
Witnesses didn’t say whether it was the fact that he was talking to himself and smashing rocks together, that he wasn’t wearing a shirt, or the fact that he was carrying a large knife and a gun on the Good Speed Trail in the park – or that they took all of it into consideration when calling authorities.
At about 5:25 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies from both Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley converged on the park in an attempt to locate the man. In addition to the deputies and a K-9 unit, the CHP helicopter was called in to help with the search.
When deputies found the dreadlocked visitor, he was carrying a concealed firearm and a high-capacity magazine.
They arrested Cory Solotky, 31, of Kelso, Wash. Solotky was booked into county jail on charges of possession of a concealed firearm, possession of high capacity magazine and possession of a firearm in a county park.