Hunter Sorry For Scare
A Wyoming hunter who accidentally caused a security concern at the Grand Hyatt hotel Saturday said heís sorry for the problems he caused and didnít know the Democratic National Convention was in town.
When Joseph Calanchini walked into the Grand Hyatt hotel with 2 rifles and 2 pistols Saturday around 4:00 pm, Denver Police evacuated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the hotel until they arrested Calanchini and made sure it was safe for Pelosi to return.
ďI didnít even know the DNC was in town.
I donít watch the news,Ē said Joseph Calanchini from the Denver City Jail where...
He says he had just picked up his rifles from the Sportsmanís Warehouse and had them in a locked gun case when he checked in at the Grand Hyatt. The clerk checking him in noticed the rifle case and called security.
ďIím amazed. Itís not like they were illegal weapons, they were all registered to me,Ē said Calanchini. ďIt was bad timing.Ē
Police say Calanchini had permits for the rifles, but did not have concealed permits to carry two pistols that were found in his luggage. Calanchini says he forgot they were in there.
"How are they a danger concealed and locked up in his luggage !"
He was charged with unlawfully carry weapons, a misdemeanor. Calanchini is being held on $10,000 ($10,000For a misdemeano ?)