Junichi Kitasumi, 28, of Irvine was arrested on Tuesday, May 2, after he posed as a City of Fullerton employee while possibly casing an auto dealership, according to the O.C. Register.
Kitasumi was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, burglary tools and narcotics. He also had in his possession prescription painkillers and Oxycodone. He tried to conceal these drugs when he entered the Fullerton Jail.
The ruckus began on Tuesday morning, at around 8:30 a.m., when Kitasumi was reported to the police as a suspicious person at a car dealership located at the 18 block of West Commonwealth Avenue.
At the time Kitasumi was wearing a reflective vest and he claimed to be a city worker who was checking on a power surge from the previous night, according to witnesses who spoke to the Fullerton police.
When the police officers searched Kitasumi they found a loaded 9-mm handgun in his waistband and burglary tools, according to the Fullerton police. They also found a controlled substance and prescription drugs in his vehicle.
Police suspect that Kitasumi was casing the dealership for car keys or to disable the security system. The police are continuing to investigate this case.