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galileo415
07-30-2007, 5:16 PM
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Police raided an Oxnard tobacco shop and found gambling slot machines and dozens of illegal weapons on display.
Police conducted an undercover operation on Thursday at Tobacco King on the 800 block of Ventura Road in Oxnard.
Two slot machines were seized, as well as brass knuckles, swords, switchblades, and nearly 50 other illegal weapons.
Police say the slot machines are unusual.
Authorities arrested the owner, Paul Kwon.
But he has been released on 10,000 dollars bail.
The store is back open and KEY News talked to Kwon at his shop, but he did not want to go on camera.
Off camera Kwon said he's never had a problem with the law, and that he's shaken from the whole experience.

AKman
07-30-2007, 5:32 PM
http://www.keyt.com/home/ticker/8643161.html
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Police raided an Oxnard tobacco shop and found gambling slot machines and dozens of illegal weapons on display.
Police conducted an undercover operation on Thursday at Tobacco King on the 800 block of Ventura Road in Oxnard.
Two slot machines were seized, as well as brass knuckles, swords, switchblades, and nearly 50 other illegal weapons.
Police say the slot machines are unusual.
Authorities arrested the owner, Paul Kwon.
But he has been released on 10,000 dollars bail.
The store is back open and KEY News talked to Kwon at his shop, but he did not want to go on camera.
Off camera Kwon said he's never had a problem with the law, and that he's shaken from the whole experience.

I talked to the PD about this case and the guy didn't have any problem posting bail in CASH. An undercover officer went into the business and played a few games. When he won, they paid him off. I don't know where Kwon is from, but he clearly doesn't care if what he does is against the law. Given his location, his customers are probably mostly gang bangers and illegal aliens.

This guy (Kwon) has some huge problems. I won't be surprised if he isn't shut down in a matter of weeks. I think the State Lottery people want to talk to him, and he has some real problems with the weapons he was selling. Then there's the Franchise Tax Board, IRS, one of iggy's friends at the DOJ, his city business license...not to mention people in the community that want to fry his ***.

ybz
07-30-2007, 5:41 PM
i'm just going down the street for some smokes and ammo... ahhhhhhhh the old-time corner shop...

Californio
07-30-2007, 6:41 PM
I talked to the PD about this case and the guy didn't have any problem posting bail in CASH. An undercover officer went into the business and played a few games. When he won, they paid him off. I don't know where Kwon is from, but he clearly doesn't care if what he does is against the law. Given his location, his customers are probably mostly gang bangers and illegal aliens.

This guy (Kwon) has some huge problems. I won't be surprised if he isn't shut down in a matter of weeks. I think the State Lottery people want to talk to him, and he has some real problems with the weapons he was selling. Then there's the Franchise Tax Board, IRS, one of iggy's friends at the DOJ, his city business license...not to mention people in the community that want to fry his ***.

Fremont Square was such a nice place 35 years ago two of my best friends grew up on Robert Street, my times have changed:(

stator
07-31-2007, 3:18 PM
I talked to the PD about this case and the guy didn't have any problem posting bail in CASH. An undercover officer went into the business and played a few games. When he won, they paid him off. I don't know where Kwon is from, but he clearly doesn't care if what he does is against the law.

I, and probably many on this board, can easily pay that bail in cash. Just because I have access to that amount and more does not make me a criminal. I have never been involved with a crime, arrested, charged, or seen in the inside of a criminal court minus the exception of being a jurist.

Second, this is suppose to be an equal rights states. If CA grants the rights for native Indian-owned stores to have slot machines, then so should all store owners regardless of race. {I personally would prefer all slots and gambling banned}.

DRM6000
07-31-2007, 3:33 PM
Second, this is suppose to be an equal rights states. If CA grants the rights for native Indian-owned stores to have slot machines, then so should all store owners regardless of race. {I personally would prefer all slots and gambling banned}.

iirc, indian casinos can operate casinos, card rooms and slot machines because they're on reserves or indian trust land or something. native american land is considered sovereign by federal law.