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Tampa police arrest man with loaded handgun, ski mask

TAMPA — An apparent would-be robber was arrested Friday when an officer found a loaded handgun and ski mask in his car.

About midnight, a Tampa police officer was patrolling the 10000 block of N Florida Avenue when he saw a man at the Pix Liquor Store, 10005 N Florida Ave., hide something in his front pants pocket and then get into a red 1997 Toyota Camry on the passenger side. He then reached over to the driver's side, seemingly hiding something else.

The officer approached the car and asked 20-year-old Isaac Mark Henderson, of 9411 N 15th St., to step out. When he did, the officer found a Heineken beer bottle in the center console and saw something under Henderson's seat, which he thought was another beer. It turned out to be a loaded .45-caliber handgun with a defaced serial number. A black ski mask was also in the car.

Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said police have not linked Henderson to any recent burglaries, but they are sending out his description to other law enforcement agencies to see if it matches any robbery suspects.

Henderson was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and altering the weapon's serial number. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and later released on $4,000 bail.

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