A homeless man was arrested after police found a loaded gun and more than 600 rounds of ammunition inside a storage shed where the man was living.
The storage room directly faces a baseball field at Carl Thornton Park, and police allege that 37-year-old Rueben Perez was in possession of the stolen .45 caliber hand gun.
In a 911 call, Luisa Delgado sounds anxious as she's telling a softball team to leave the park after she finds out there's a man in a shed, possibly armed.
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"He was saying he's going to get a strap and stuff," Delgado, whose husband Juan coaches the softball team, can be heard saying on the call, referencing a slang term for a gun.
The man in the shed had made threats, but no one had any idea he had a stolen weapon and 600 rounds of ammunition. Also, police found a tactical vest loaded with more ammunition.
The girls' fast-pitch softball team is back practicing at the park following the terrifying encounter, but the team and the Delgados are shaken by what could have happened with that shed just a stone's throw away from the field.
"Now I know he won't be sneaking around here anymore," Maria Delgado, who plays on the team, says. "I'm just a thousand times relieved that he's no longer here."
The Santa Ana Police Department says a note filled with religious messages was also found, but they don't believe Perez has any ties or links to terrorism.