Two men visiting Key West found out what happens when you wave a gun out of a car window on Duval Street, according to police.
Connor Gabriel Malinis, 19, of Jacksonville and Madison James Birtley, 21, of St. Augustine, landed in jail Sunday after police said they were caught with several loaded guns, a felony-level amount of marijuana, and other drugs.
The pair made a scene after being kicked out of Irish Kevin’s, 211 Duval St., police said.
Malinis had presented a fake ID card, said Alyson Crean, the spokeswoman for the Key West Police Department.
The bartender wouldn’t serve them and they were bounced.
“Malinis became enraged,” Crean said.
Police were called after people reported seeing the two driving down Duval Street past Irish Kevin’s with Malinis waving a handgun out of the window of the car, Crean said.
Officers soon tracked them down near Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St.
“Birtley told the officers that his friend was upset they were removed from the bar and started to act ‘gangster-like,’” Crean said.
Malinis told officers that the gun was in the car, and Birtley agreed to show them where the car was parked.
The car was parked at Simonton Beach.
An officer saw a large plastic bag on the dashboard filled with what looked like marijuana, Crean said.
Inside the car, they found a felony-level amount of marijuana along with a Glock handgun, a Kel Tec handgun and a Daniel Defense M4 rifle. All of the guns were loaded.
The two men also had $900 in cash, Crean said.
Malinis had an active warrant from St. John’s County.
The two were arrested and transported to the Monroe County Detention Center.
Malinis was arrested on two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a license, seven felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one felony count for possession of marijuana, a felony fraud charge for displaying the phony ID and a misdemeanor charge of improper display of a firearm.
Birtley was arrested on two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a license, seven felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, which means not more than 20 grams.
Both men were still at the Stock Island Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon. Malinis was being held on a total bond of $58,000. Birtley was being held on $28,000 bond.