Man, 32, arrested with a pressure cooker and an AR-15 rifle after police stopped him near O'Hare International Airport - but his family insists it's just a misunderstanding

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A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged after he was pulled over with a pressure cooker and an AR-15 rifle near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, but his family insists it's all just a misunderstanding.

Santos Zamora appeared in court on Sunday on a felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon charge, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Police stopped Zamora on Cumberland Road near the Kennedy Expressway around 8am on Saturday for driving 20 mph over the speed limit after leaving the airport, prosecutors say.

An officer noticed that Zamora had a black gun case in the front passenger seat during the traffic stop, according to the police report.

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The 32-year-old man told the officer that between his feet he had a .45-caliber handgun and an AR-15 rifle in the trunk of the vehicle, according to the police report. Police did not say whether one or both guns found in the vehicle were loaded.

During a search of his 2005 Mitsubishi Galant, officers also found a pressure cooker inside the trunk, court records state.

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Police said they found traces of food inside the pressure cooker which helped to dispel concerns that Zamora might have...
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