Teen Arrested For Carrying Gun Inside Coral Square Mall

Teen Arrested For Carrying Gun Inside Coral Square Mall

Daniel Parra

By Kevin Deutsch

An 18-year-old man was arrested earlier this month for carrying a gun inside the Coral Square Mall, court records show.

Daniel Parra brought a Smith & Wesson 9-millimeter pistol into the shopping mall and was not licensed to carry a firearm, according to Coral Springs Police.

Parra was spotted with the gun on Dec. 10 near the mall’s Victoria’s Secret shop at 9053 W. Atlantic Blvd., shortly after 2 p.m., according to an arrest affidavit. The mall’s security director called police to report the gun after a mall vendor told him he had spotted the outline of a pistol in the mall patron’s waistband, the affidavit states.

The security director also saw the gun sticking out of Parra’s waistband, half-tucked into a leather holster, according to police.

Police arrived, seized the gun, and read Parra his rights, records show. He told them “that he got the weapon from a friend, but would not reveal the identity of the friend,” according to the affidavit.

Parra, of Sunrise was booked into the Broward Main Jail on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm. He was later released on a $1,000 bond, records show.

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Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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