A Missouri construction worker in town after Superstorm Sandy was arrested at a Carle Place hotel Tuesday morning accused of leaving two handguns in the hotel’s dining room, Nassau County police said.
Justin Marco, 40, of Cameron, Mo., was arrested at the Holiday Inn located at 369 Old Country Rd., after employees found a bag containing the guns, cops said. In a news release, officials said Marco “did not have a permit to possess the .40 caliber and .380 caliber handguns.”
Third Precinct patrol officers responded to the 911 call around 8:39 a.m. and conducted an investigation at the scene. The investigation revealed that the weapons belonged to Marco, police said.
According to federal DOT records, Justin Marco Construction, LLC, of Cameron, Mo., removes rubbish and garbage. Police said Marco was staying at the hotel while he was doing post-Sandy tree trimming work. Calls placed to relatives at Marco’s home went unanswered on Tuesday afternoon.
Representatives at the hotel referred questions to the owner, who could not immediately comment on the incident.
Marco was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.