Feds say Addison man sold military gear, ammo from basement arsenal

Updated 2/26/2021 11:10 PM

Federal authorities allege an Addison man who wanted to raise an army "to take the country back" sold an unregistered "destructive device" to an undercover agent.

According to a complaint filed on Feb. 16, Michael Frobouck sold the undercover agent a 37 mm Gas Riot Gun along with a case of eight 37 mm anti-personnel rubber projectile rounds and 44 gas canisters for $450.


An informant told the FBI that Frobouck expressed a desire to raise an army and referred to certain politicians as enemy combatants, according to the filing.

The informant told authorities he saw multiple rifles and tens of thousands of rounds of various ammunition in the basement of Frobouck's home in late November.

The next month, the informant introduced Frobouck to the undercover federal agent. Frobouck later sold the agent various military surplus items, including ammunition, explosive materials and explosive precursor chemicals, the complaint alleges.

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