Police: West Fresno gang member hides gun in bag of Cheetos

The Fresno BeeJune 20, 2014 

West Fresno gang member Willie Ford was arrested Thursday when officers discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his bag of Cheetos Hot Fries.

At 10 p.m. in southwest Fresno, task force officers spotted Ford atop the handlebars of a bicycle being pedaled against traffic by a 16-year-old gang member. Officers recognized the pair from another disturbance on Wednesday night. Both Ford and the teenager, who was wanted for a probation violation, were arrested.

Ford was also arrested in January after fleeing police and attempting to discard a gun. This most recent incident marks the second time that someone in Fresno has been arrested while attempting to hide a handgun in a bag of chips, police said.

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