Man arrested outside Obama home wanted job

September 25, 2008 3:48:07 AM PDT
Authorities say a man arrested near Barack Obama's Chicago home told police officers he wanted to speak with the presidential hopeful about getting a job. Thirty-one-year-old Omhari Sengstacke was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail during Wednesday's hearing.

Cook County prosecutor Erin Antonietti says Sengstacke approached security officers near Obama's South Side home Tuesday and told them he needed to speak with the senator about a job.

Sengstacke was asked to leave. He went back to his BMW, and then approached the officers again.

Antonietti says when police searched his car, they found a .40 caliber pistol, a bulletproof vest and ammunition. Sengstacke was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and criminal trespassing on state land.

Authorities say Sengstacke did not make any threats against Obama.

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