Police arrested a 32-year-old Lincoln man early Friday after receiving a 911 call about a man checking car door handles near 30th and Vine streets.
Sgt. Angela Sands said not long after the 1:30 a.m. call, officers found a man, Raymond Purzycki, matching the suspect's description at 27th and T streets.
When they tried to arrest him, she said, Purzycki yelled out that he had a gun. They found a .38 revolver tied to a string under his coat. Because he is a convicted felon, he can’t legally possess a firearm.
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Sands said Purzycki said he had just found the gun and tied it to his coat to turn over to police.
Police arrested him on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.
He had been released from a prison term for second-degree forgery in March.