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Posted: 10/21/2013 10:47:07 AM EST



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

A central Florida body armor business is under investigation by the state because of sales made at gun shows.

Investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said they believe the owners of Alpha Sports in Ocoee produced and sold counterfeit body armor.

According to investigators, the armor was sold at gun shows across the state.

Channel 9 has learned that at an afternoon press conference Monday, FDLE agents will be announcing the arrest of former Ocoee <del style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; white-space: normal; text-decoration: line-through; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: red;"></del>City Commissioner Scott Anderson and two of his business partners, Arami Rodriguez and Scott Williams.

Channel 9 was told the investigation started when someone who bought <del style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; white-space: normal; text-decoration: line-through; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: red;"></del>bulletproof vests that were advertised as being made by Point Blank Body Armor became concerned about the vests' authenticity.

Authorities said Point Blank outfits 80 percent of the <del style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; white-space: normal; text-decoration: line-through; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: red;"></del>law-enforcement agencies in the state.

A representative from Point Blank told Channel 9's Karla Ray that the company tested the suspect bulletproof vests at a lab in Pompano Beach and <del style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; white-space: normal; text-decoration: line-through; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: red;"></del>bullets passed through the vests.


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Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:48:13 AM EST
Wow counterfeit Vests. That is fucking crazy.

Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:48:28 AM EST
Things will get very amusing when Alpha Sports turns over their buyer list so that the feds can inform them they've purchased counterfeit goods.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:49:18 AM EST
That's fucked up!
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:50:05 AM EST
Bright side: Maybe some of it made its way to the Cartel.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:58:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 10:59:09 AM EST by SageEBR]
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Originally Posted By Booze:
Bright side: Maybe some of it made its way to the Cartel.
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Did they sell some to Eric Holder?
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 11:01:06 AM EST
Wow, that's fucked. How would you like to find out your vest was a fake after being shot.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 11:07:06 AM EST
Bumping for others. I will check the hometown forum and make sure they know as well.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 11:14:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 11:16:57 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]

Your money back if it fails to work.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 11:27:32 AM EST
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Why would you buy a vest at a gunshow? Perusing FL laws, there are only restrictions for felons.

I buy mine on clearance from Galls.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 11:31:07 AM EST
Or the feds want you to think it's fake so you turn it in.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:56:37 AM EST
The irony of this is LE doesn't even like the every-day citizen having body armor, yet they're going after the people selling fake stuff because it's a public health risk to the "consumers".

So are they protecting the people or commerce?

I could see if they were arresting these guys to protect their own... but what are the odds an LEO is dumb enough to buy cheap body armor at a gun show?

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:10:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
The irony of this is LE doesn't even like the every-day citizen having body armor, yet they're going after the people selling fake stuff because it's a public health risk to the "consumers".

So are they protecting the people or commerce?

I could see if they were arresting these guys to protect their own... but what are the odds an LEO is dumb enough to buy cheap body armor at a gun show?

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Around here the odds are great. Bunch of Bubba's
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:11:44 AM EST
First I've heard of this and it's local to me. He was a City Commissioner for several years.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:22:50 AM EST
That was a ="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; white-space: normal; text-decoration: line-through; font-family: pain to read.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:23:41 AM EST
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Why would you buy a vest at a gunshow? Perusing FL laws, there are only restrictions for felons.

I buy mine on clearance from Galls.
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Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
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Why would you buy a vest at a gunshow? Perusing FL laws, there are only restrictions for felons.

I buy mine on clearance from Galls.


This. Armor is on the list of things I'd NEVER buy from a gunshow.
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