Perazzi Shotguns executive Daniele Perazzi was arrested on Saturday after a cab driver turned him into police as a terrorist.
According to KDVR-TV, Perazzi was arrested in Denver where the annual Colorado Gun Collectors Show was held over the weekend.
"He loaded prototype shotguns into the cab on the way to the Merchandise Mart,” newly-elected National Rifle Association Director Steve Schreiner told Examiner.com on Sunday.
“The cab driver notified law enforcement he suspected he had a terrorist in his cab, and they were waiting to intercept him, evidently oblivious to the fact that he was arriving at a highly-publicized area gun show.”
“He has two lawyers. One of whom went to the police station, and convinced the police that the owner of one of the most expensive shotgun companies in the world was not a terrorist."
Schreiner stated that Perazzi was told by the police to leave the state by Saturday night, but instead he left the country. His lawyer said legal action against the police is possible.
Denver taxi drivers are part of a program called Taxis on Patrol (TOPS) that encourages cabbies to report suspicious activity.