Hutaree Militiaman Gets Weapons Back

Charges against Thomas Piatek, accused of sedition, were dropped in March

Friday, Jul 6, 2012  |  Updated 4:36 PM CDT
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Hutaree Militiaman Gets Weapons Back

John Watkins, NWI.com

Thomas Piatek

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A member of a Michigan militia group who had charges of seditious conspiracy dropped earlier this year was able to reclaim his cache of weapons Friday.

Thomas Piatek was dressed in camouflage pants and tan boots as he loaded two trucks with assault rifles, samurai swords and ammunition outside Hammond, Ind., police headquarters.

The items were confiscated by authorities in 2009 after Piatek, of Whiting, Ind., and eight others were indicted on charges of attempting to kill police officers with a weapon of mass destruction, among others.

The charges against Piatek were dropped in March.

Piatek said he looks forward to getting his life back on track and returning to work as a truck driver. He said he's unsure the location of his most prized possessions, three German Shepherds. He believes they were adopted from the local animal shelter and would like to get them back from whomever took them in, he said.

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