A Long Island man with several prior arrests was busted again Sunday when he was caught on a St. Albans sidewalk with a loaded gun while sipping wine from an open container, police said.
Ronnie Woody, 31, was enjoying his drink at the corner of 205th Street and 116th Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. when plainclothes NYPD officers in an unmarked vehicle saw him take a sip from a clear plastic cup and rest it on top of a parked car, authorities said.
Woody, after noticing the vehicle, allegedly placed his hand on an object tucked into his waistband, moving it, exposing what was apparently a handle of a gun.
The cops found a .32 cal. Smith & Wesson revolver on him and also discovered he was carrying a small quantity of crack cocaine, police said.
Woody, who has an arrest history that includes narcotics-related offenses, rape and armed robbery, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and a violation for drinking alcohol from an open container in public, authorities said.