Police were called to the Richmond Road Walmart in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday night after a witness noticed a car full of men in body armour holding semi-automatic weapons. A six-month old baby was also in the car.
Lt Jackie Newman said when police officers got the three men out of the car at about 11:15pm, they said they were preparing for Doomsday and needed supplies. The men were armed with pistols and semi-automatic rifles, police said. A licence is not required to have semi-automatic weapons in a car, police said.
Police also found marijuana in the car.
All three subjects voluntarily went down to police headquarters for questioning that night, said Lt. Richard Willoby of the Lexington Police Department. They were given a citation for the marijuana but were not charged with any other violations, and were later released.
Willoby said police took photographs of the car and the weapons in order to complete a report to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services because of the baby in the car.
“There appeared to be nothing criminal,” Willoby said. “They’re in the mindset of preparing for the end of the world, accumulating weapons and things like that, but the weapons appear to be legally owned.”