Jeffrey Alan Lash, who was found decomposing in a car parked on the street nearly two weeks after he died, had more than 1,200 pistols, shotguns and rifles in his house and around two tons of ammunition and more than $200,000 in cash. He also had a dozen cars, including an SUV modified to drive underwater.
Why he had all this stuff was mystery enough already, but now some people who knew him have come forward with some bizarre claims straight out of Men In Black.
From the New York Daily News:
"Lash was also believed to be an alien "sent to Earth to protect us," according to Laura VadBunker, the mother of 39-year-old Dawn VadBunker, who used to work for Lash's girlfriend Catherine Nebron.
"I can't believe this," Laura VadBunker told KTLA. "It's worse than a Twilight Zone movie. He was part alien and part human and was out to save the world."
She wasn't the only one to say that Lash was leading a weird life.
"(Lash's) collection was as odd as Lash's confessions to his soon-to-be-wife Catherine Nebron that he was working as an undercover operative for multiple unnamed government agencies, according to her defense attorney Harland Braun."
"The story itself sounds totally crazy, but then how do you explain all this?" Braun said. "There's no evidence he was a drug dealer or he stole these weapons, or had any criminal source of income, no stolen property, all the stuff you'd look for."
OK, so, mystery solved?