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Man walking along Turnpike offered ride by cop, gets arrested instead for carrying illegal gun

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A man walking along the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday was found with a stolen gun after being offered a ride by State Police, authorities said.

A trooper arrested Jose Santiago-Berrios, 30, of Philadelphia, after seeing him along the side of the southbound lanes in Robbinsville at about 4:15 p.m. 

The Turnpike is a limited access road, meaning pedestrians are not permitted and troopers are supposed to give a lift to anyone walking. 

Before letting Santiago-Berrios in the patrol car, the trooper frisked him and found a semi-automatic gun and hollow-point bullets, State Police said. The trooper later learned the gun was stolen and Santiago-Berrios had a warrant out for his arrest. 

Santiago-Berrios was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point bullets, and receiving stolen property following his arrest near milepost 64.5.

CREDIT: NJ.COM