BROOKLYN — Police discovered a 2-foot-long submachine gun and more than 200 rounds of ammunition Wednesday after stopping a Bed-Stuy man for driving a car with excessively tinted windows, according to the NYPD.
The officers who pulled over Harvey McManus, 36, near Ralph Avenue and Bainbridge Street smelled marijuana smoke wafting from inside the Chevy Impala when he rolled down his window, NYPD officials said.
When McManus couldn't provide his license and insurance documentation, they asked him to step out of the car and spotted a hunting knife on the driver's side floor, police said.
Officers Ryan Galvin, Mark Xylas and Vaughan Errienne brought the Impala back to the 81st Precinct stationhouse, where they found a PPS43-C submachine gun, 202 rounds of ammunition and two stun guns, police said.
The Polish semi-automatic can fire a bullet 1,640 feet per second and effectively hit its target at 100 meters, according to the manufacturer's website.
McManus was charged with criminal possession of a machine gun, a loaded firearm, a defaced firearm and a tint violation, police said.
McManus has been arrested 11 times before, most recently for a 1999 robbery in Bed-Stuy for which he served 10 years in prison, according to police and Department of Correction records.
He was released on parole in August 2011, prison records show.