AUSTIN -- A San Antonio man has been charged with possessing a prohibited weapon after handing an AR-15 assault rifle with a silencer to an off-duty police officer.
It happened Sunday morning at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin.
According to his arrest affidavit, Michael Mihalski was highly intoxicated, could barely stand, and reeked of beer . He told the officer he didn't feel safe carrying the weapon then accused the officer of taking his gun and demanded it back.
The officer arrested him for public intoxication and the prohibited weapon charge.
The rifle was not loaded and Mihalski did not have ammunition with him.