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Flushing gun stockpiler gets 3 and a half years

Alan Hoo of Mulberry Avenue sentenced

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:30 am

A 47-year-old Flushing man can set his sights on several years in prison now for stockpiling an illegal firearms cache.

Alan Hoo of Mulberry Avenue was sentenced to three and a half years behind bars and five years of post-release supervision, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last Thursday.

The defendant had pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in December.

On March 25, 2018, Hoo called the police in the predawn hours to report shots fired inside his residence by a purported intruder. He said he had to wrestle guns away from the intruder.

The NYPD headed to the scene, and when it got there discovered the only person at the house was Hoo. The call was a hoax.

Inside the house, officers found pistols, assault rifles, air rifles and a .308-caliber rifle loaded with three rounds of ammunition in the chamber and 25 rounds in the magazine. In addition, they discovered nine high-capacity magazines along with a large bag of fireworks in the defendant’s home.

Hoo admitted to owning everything, Brown’s office said.

“Not only did this individual collect these weapons, but he lured officers to his home with a crank call stating he was in danger,” the district attorney said in a prepared statement. “The sentence imposed by the Court today serves as a reminder that this illegal conduct will not be tolerated.”

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