A 55-year-old tourist from Indiana was arrested yesterday after attempting to enter the Empire State Building with a gun in his backpack. Security guards found the .32-caliber revolver after his backpack set off the metal detectors, and the man was taken to the Midtown South station house, where he reportedly argued that he has a permit for the gun in his home state.
Police say he doesn't have a gun permit in New York, and charges are pending. But now he gets to tell all his friends that he got to do a perp walk right in front of the Empire State Building! Now if they could just move his arraignment to the TKTS stairs in Times Square his trip to the Big Apple will be complete.