Felon Builds Concrete Bunker Around Bed For Gunfight With Cops, Gets Arrested

Holly Matkin

Nick Kowaleski allegedly threatened to open fire on law enforcement officers if they came to his residence.

Stamford, CT – A convicted felon who allegedly threatened to open fire on law enforcement officers if they came to his residence was found to have built a cement bunker around his bed inside his home.

The investigation into 30-year-old Nick Kowaleski began at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday, when Stamford police received a report of a disturbance at his Pepper Ridge residence, the Connecticut Post reported.

According to the caller, Kowaleski was arguing with a woman and threw water on her.

As officers were en route to the scene, they were advised that Kowaleski, who had previously been convicted of a felony count of violating a protective order, was likely in possession of multiple firearms.

Police also learned that the suspect had previously threatened to initiate a shootout with law enforcement officers if they ever came to his home, and that he had built a concrete bunker around his bed in anticipation of a potential gun battle, the Connecticut Post reported.

Officers located a cache of weapons inside Kowaleski’s residence, including a machete, pellet guns, brass knuckles, crossbows and longbows.

Witnesses’ statements about the cinder-block bunker around the convicted felon’s bed were also found to be accurate.

“The uniformed officers and their supervisor kept peeling this case back and found the bunker and gun and did an excellent job on this,” Stamford Police Chief Richard Conklin told the Connecticut Post. “It is certainly concerning to find bunkers built around someone’s bed and many people said he was doing this in case he got into a shootout with police. He is facing some very heavy charges.”

Investigators located a Kel-Tec, Sub 200 semi-automatic rifle behind the suspect’s refrigerator, as well as approximately 250 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The rifle is illegal to possess under Connecticut law, let alone by a convicted felon.

Investigators recovered two other rifles that Kowaleski allegedly stored at another home, the Connecticut Post reported.

He was arrested on charges of possession of an assault weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, and disorderly conduct, and was booked into jail on a $100,000 bond.

Comments (38)
flybynight
flybynight

"The rifle is illegal to possess under Connecticut law, let alone by a convicted felon".

And he still had it? He must have forgotten.

No. 1-15
lungerdan
lungerdan

Anti gun laws sure do work, huh?

RussellSR
RussellSR

Connecticut has some bullshit laws as to what makes an assault weapon.

RETDEP170PCSO
RETDEP170PCSO

An immediate ban, stringent background checks, and a government agency created to regulate "cinder-blocks" is needed to keep us safe.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#wheredhegetthegun

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a crazy SOB

JBoH
JBoH

Well, on the bright side, he'll have a new concrete bunker around his new bed...in prison.

kc8iqw
kc8iqw

Yup, good job on passing the gun ban, worked wonders. BTW, Shouldn't that be a sub 2000 or is there a 200 I'm not finding?

Raymelson
Raymelson

No gun laws will ever keep guns out of a criminals hands all gun laws will do is leave honest Americans without a way to protect their home an family I don't know about every one else but I'm sick of this B,S

DarrellB
DarrellB

How could that possibly happen?!?! There are gun laws! The left promises this can't happen! (Sarc off)

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

ikaika
ikaika

Thanks, Jim. I thought it would be taller.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

WHITE.

YaniraNYPD7-11-05
YaniraNYPD7-11-05

What a waste

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

One cop, or well armed private citizen working with same, one round from a .50 cal BMG, no more waste of tax dollars on this idiot, reimburse citizen for cost of bullet. Seems simple to me.


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