Midland Man Arrested for Having a Prohibited Weapon

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland police catch a man with a Molotov cocktail in his hands.

They found 23-year-old Kevin Bowers holding a red bottle with a wet newspaper handing out of it and a lighter.

We're told Bowers obeyed commands to put the bottle down.

Officers say he told them wasn't doing nothing illegal and only planned to throw it against a fence to see what happened.

But according to the arrest report, Bowers' mother says he got mad when she wouldn't give him money for dope.

That's when he went outside of her house and began mixing oil and lighter fluid.

Bowers was arrested for having a prohibited weapon.