Reports of reckless driver lead to arrest of convicted felon in Coconut Creek

Anthony Alexander, 28, found with gun, ballistic vest, police say


COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Reports of a reckless driver led to the arrest of a convicted felon who was in possession of a handgun, authorities said.

Coconut Creek police said they were notified shortly before 2 a.m. about a man who was driving recklessly going west in the eastbound lanes of Sample Road.

As surrounding agencies were responding to check the area, a Coral Springs police officer spotted the vehicle stationary on Sample Road, police said.

Authorities said Anthony Alexander, 28, who is a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a stolen gun. 

Police said he was also found wearing a ballistic vest under his clothing and there was an empty firearm holster on his hip.

A full-faced ski mask was also found in the vehicle, authorities said.

Alexander was arrested on charges of grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and an equipment violation.  

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