Police: Gun, sniper book found in Ore. man's car

October 23, 2011 - 4:50 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon man is being held after he was stopped leaving a football game and authorities say a subsequent search of his house and car turned up military rifles, bullets and a book about a sniper killing people at a sporting event.

Rafael Enrique Amoroso was arrested Oct. 7 on a charge of driving under the influence after leaving a high school football game in Grants Pass.

Federal authorities have asked that he be held without bail while they investigate firearms charges. The 27-year-old Amoroso hasn't been indicted.

An affidavit says police found a loaded pistol in his glove compartment after he was stopped leaving the game, along with an untitled book with information about a sniper killing people at a sporting event.

The document also says police found military rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in Amoroso's house and car.

It was unknown if Amoroso had an attorney.