September 27, 2016

Convicted felon charged with purchasing gun

On Monday, Special Investigation Detectives received information regarding a convicted felon who wanted to purchase a firearm; the information received was that Pulido wanted to use the weapon to rob an armored Wells Fargo truck and subsequently flee with the money to Cuba.

57 year old Jose Pulido of Stock Island purchased a Glock-23, .40 caliber handgun from an undercover operative from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, for $300.00. The transaction took place at the CVS pharmacy parking lot on Stock Island Monday evening. Pulido did inform the undercover operative he intended to use the firearm to commit an armed robbery. Pulido also had several active warrants for unrelated charges.

Pulido was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a Florida convicted felon, conspiracy to commit a first-degree felony (armed robbery), and unlawful use of a two-way device. Pulido was transported to the Key West Jail.

Pulido has felony convictions for sexual battery on a victim under 16 years of age, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding police. His warrants were all related to sexual offender registration violations.

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