Dionte Christmas arrested on firearms chargesPosted by Inside Hoops
Dionte Christmas, a 6-5, 205-pound basketball player released by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, decided to spend the next day driving badly without a license with a gun under his seat.
The AP reports:
Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore says Christmas was stopped by Highway Patrol officers at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday for erratic driving in North Philadelphia. Vanore says he was found to be driving without a license, and the vehicle had a 9mm semiautomatic pistol under the driver’s seat.
The report says he’s going to be charged with a felony.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
He was initially stopped for driving erratically, and subsequently found to be driving without a license, Vanore said.
The vehicle had a Hi-Point 9mm semiautomatic pistol under the driver’s seat with seven rounds in it, Vanore said.
Christmas was taken to the 35th Police District to be charged with felony firearms offenses. His passenger was not charged, Vanore said.
Talent-wise, Christmas might be good enough to make an NBA roster but more than likely will head to Europe for an overseas career.