Armed Army vet Ubers in uniform to link up with National Guard, gets arrested

Authorities in Los Angeles took a man into custody after he was found pretending to be a member of the National Guard.

Gregory Wong is accused of taking an Uber, while dressed to impersonate a National Guard soldier, to link up with National Guard assisting law enforcement with protests.

Wong was reportedly armed with an M-4 rifle and a pistol when a National Guard soldier noticed something about his uniform did not seem right.

According to the LAPD, he was taken into custody and charged with transportation of an assault weapon at around 1:30 AM.

“While investigators are still looking into the incident, at this time it does not appear that Mr. Wong intended to harm anyone,” an LAPD spokesperson said.

Wong told police he was in the area on his way to provide security for a friend’s establishment.

Sources close to Wong noted that he was well-known in both the airsoft and “real steel” firearms communities and that while he had an affinity for attention-seeking at times, nobody expected him to do something so brash.

“He was always in it for Instagram likes,” said one person close to the incident. “But this isn’t like him. He was pretty normal the day prior and had posed in civilian clothes with the National Guardsmen not long before.”

Wong is believed to have served in the Army as an IT specialist.

He is being held on $50,000 bond.

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