A man was arrested in Watsonville Thursday night after Sheriff’s Deputies saw him driving with a license plate covered with spray paint.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over Andres Hernandez Rodriguez and noticed that he seemed nervous.
In the car, they saw what appeared to be a partially exposed handgun.
When backup arrived and Rodriguez was out of the car, they found that the gun was a fake.
Rodriguez had taken meth and had methamphetamine with him.
He was arrested on a number of charges.