Akron will not return arsenal to veteran Larry Modic - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron will not return arsenal to veteran whose home was demolished

Manchester Road home that was later demolished Manchester Road home that was later demolished

The Akron man who made numerous serious threats to city employees leading up to the demolition of his condemned property wants his arsenal of weapons returned to him.

Larry Modic bought the Manchester Road house in the city's Kenmore neighborhood in the spring of 2012, not realizing the city had it on a list to be condemned and demolished.

As Modic was making repairs when his power was shut off, then his other utilities. He said he wanted to fix it up and leave the home and property to his grandchildren and family.

Modic lost a lengthy battle with the city. The situation then escalated when Modic sent a threatening e-mail, and was later arrested by the SWAT team. They found loaded rifles, a handgun, ammo and a flak jacket inside the home.

Now, Modic wants his weapons back. The city is not going to return any weapons to Modic unless ordered to do so by a Court.

"After reviewing the applicable laws, we are not returning the weapons to Modic because we believe that Revised Code Section 2923.13 (having weapons while under disability) applies, a violation of which is a 3rd degree felony," said Akron's Chief Prosecutor Gertrude Wilms. "We feel that Modic may continue to be a threat to himself and others, and in no way will my department be responsible for returning these weapons to him. We will only return these weapons if ordered by a Court to do so."

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