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Report: Former Michigan State Player Keith Appling Brought Two Weapons To Strip Club

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Detroit station WXYZ reported on Monday that former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling had been arrested Sunday night for bringing a loaded rifle to a strip club in Dearborn, Mich. According to a more detailed report from the Detroit Free Press, Appling had a handgun in his car, and a “loaded weapon” in his trunk.


The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced today that Appling was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and marijuana possession. An excerpt of the press release:

On May 1, 2016, at approximately 6:47 p.m. Dearborn police officers were dispatched to a club in the 12900 block of Michigan Avenue because security observed a man pulling a firearm out of the trunk of a car in the parking lot. The police observed a car in the parking lot matching the description given by security and approached Keith Appling, who was in the driver’s seat of the car. As a result of the police search of the car it is alleged that Appling had handgun under the driver’s seat, a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the car, and a loaded weapon in the trunk. Appling was placed under arrest at the scene.

Appling was arraigned today and received a $5000 personal bond.

The details on the loaded weapon in Appling’s trunk weren’t available.

Correction (3:26 p.m.): The press release originally stated that Appling had received a $500,000 personal bond. The office issued a correction that Appling had actually received a $5,000 personal bond. The article has been updated to reflect that.

[Detroit Free Press]

H/t to Jon