Broward News

Florida Man Tried to Sell Arsenal of Stolen Weapons to Pompano Beach Gun & Knife Show Attendees

John Singer went on a burglary spree throughout Broward and Palm Beach where he stole what police call "an arsenal of weapons," which he then tried to sell at a gun show. 

According to a Broward Sheriff's Office Report, Singer — who has has been arrested 17 times in the last six years for burglary — approached people attending Sunday's Pompano Beach Gun & Knife Show to try and sell off the stolen weaponry, which included multiple rifles of various kinds, as well as vintage bayonets.

One person Singer approached, however, recognized one of the items Singer was trying to sell as belonging to a friend and alerted authorities.

Following his arrest, deputies say they recovered guns, computers, cameras, phones, electronics and several stolen IDs and credit cards at Singer's home. Singer allegedly stole the weapons from homes throughout Broward and Palm Beach. Detectives are trying to locate additional victims and reunite them with their property, BSO says.



Surveillance video obtained by BSO from late July caught Singer rummaging through a victim’s car for several minutes before he ran off after accidentally triggering the garage door opener. But Singer returned to the same home later and walked into the open garage where he took several sporting good and lawn maintenance items. He also grabbed a credit card and cash from the car, investigators say.

According to BSO PIO Gina Carter, Singer has been a serial burglar, breaking into cars throughout the Pompano Beach area in the past several months. 

BSO has quite the collection of Singer's mug shots throughout that time.

He is being held at Broward's Main Jail without bond.
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Chris Joseph
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