NEW YORK CITY, NY – A Queens woman is facing a 25-year prison sentence and felony weapons charges after police raided her home and seized a “stockpile of weapons,” which were later found to be toys and production props. One year later, Elizaveta Zlatkis is still fighting to have the charges dismissed.
Wow- NYPD giving ATF a run for their money on stupidity-0
"New York woman faces 25 years in prison over felony weapons charges — after police find cache of fake guns in her home" t.co/aPorYgJL3F
— Slicin' Hammer ⚠️ (@SlicinHammer) December 17, 2020
The bizarre case began with a search warrant executed on her Queens, NY home on December 27, 2019. The NYPD’s 112th Precinct Field Intelligence Officer and Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on Zlatkis’ 67th Road home based on a tip.
A criminal complaint at the time said multiple guns were taken from the home and that two young children had been found on the premises. Zlatkis was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, and eight counts of violating local laws.
The 112th Precinct spread the weapons out on a table, took a picture of the officers involved standing behind them, and tweeted the photo praising the operation.:
“Great job yesterday from our Field Intelligence Officer and Special Operations Unit for a successful search warrant taking multiple guns off the streets of Forest Hills.”