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Modesto Police Play “”Taxi Driver”” In Weapons Bust

Modesto Police have arrested two men on weapons charges after a routine traffic stop in the downtown area early Sunday morning.

Police stopped the vehicle after a short pursuit when the passenger, 18-year old Adrian Houston ran from the scene with a loaded handgun. The driver, Edward Gonzalez was arrested at the scene.

At around 3 a.m., a Modesto policeman, posing as a taxi cab driver, along with several uniformed officers, arrested Houston without incident after he called for the taxi. Both were booked at the Stanislaus County Jail.