The Detroit Free Press has this hard-hitting news story, from which you may note the complete absence of words like "Arab, Lebanese, Muslim, immigrant," or "terror."
You'll notice they say he had painted his face black. That's how you can tell he's an iimmigrant. If he were an American, he'd know that painting your face black is not a way to avoid suspicion.
Still, he may actually be in less trouble than he would be if he'd gone to a fraternity party in that condition, and his lawyer may use it to argue that he was "mistakenly profiled."
Wayne County news briefs
September 14, 2007
DEARBORN: Student held on weapons charge
A Dearborn man faces a Sept. 21 preliminary exam on charges he carried a loaded AK47 in public.
Houssein Zorkot, 26, a medical student at Wayne State University, was arraigned before Judge Mark Somers in 19th District Court.
According to a city news release, Zorkot was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of felony firearm.
Police were called to Hemlock Park on Saturday night after reports of a man carrying an AK47.
The man, dressed in all black with his face painted black, tried to leave in a black SUV, but officers used their cars to prevent him from fleeing.
Zorkot is being held in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $1-million bond.