Miami Beach Police find arsenal of weapons while arresting man for DUI

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach Police said they found an arsenal of weapons in the car of a man taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence.

Officers arrested 32-year-old David Goldammer of South Dakota early Thursday morning near 14th Street and Ocean Court.

Police originally responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle blocking the alleyway.

When they arrived, they said they found Goldammer asleep at the wheel of the car. They also said they saw two open beer bottles and two loaded handguns in the center console.

Detectives said Goldammer almost fell on the ground when he got out of the car, and they found another gun in his waistband.

Upon further investigation, officers found two additional loaded handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, a large amount of ammunition, a pocketknife with a swastika on it and a bullet-resistant vest.

According to an arrest report, officers discovered Goldammer with “bloodshot, glossy eyes, and when asked what was going on, he replied, ‘Life.'” And when asked to do a field sobriety test, he said “Can’t I just get an Uber?”

Investigators said it is unclear what Goldammer’s intentions were.

“We don’t know why he was here,” said Ernesto Rodriguez, spokesperson for Miami Beach Police. “We don’t know how long he’s been here. Those are all parts of the puzzle that we need to piece together. We need to know where he was before he was in this alleyway on Miami Beach. We need to know why he came to South Florida with this arsenal of weapons. It’s a troubling set of circumstances that we’re looking to investigate.”

Officials determined Goldammer had a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm.

His criminal history includes charges for resisting arrest, DUI and property damage.

Goldammer was charged Thursday with DUI and openly carrying a weapon. His bond was set at $5,000.

If you have any information on this case, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.  Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.


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