An 18-year-old Brewster man was charged last week with weapons possession after police found two slingshots in a car in which he was riding, said Carmel police Chief Michael Johnson said Friday.
The arrest occurred at about 6 p.m. on March 17.
The suspect, whose name was not released because he could be given youthful offender status, was the passenger in a car that police say made an illegal left turn onto Route 6 from Church Street.
When officers searched the vehicle they found the two slingshots — one of which was powerful wrist-braced slingshot — which are illegal in New York, Johnson said.
“I think if they outlawed (slingshots) they’re probably pretty dangerous weapons,” Johnson said. “It’s almost like carrying a gun.”