Carlos Montes is a retired Xerox salesman and activist arrested in a midnight raid in 2012 for possessing guns in violation of a state law prohibiting convicted felons from owning them. Believe it or not, his felony conviction was for an assault conviction in 1969 for throwing a soda can that did not strike its target.
That his prosecution is politically ideologically motivated is probable. Montes was a major figure in a Sixties Era group called the Brown Berets, a Hispanic equivalent of the Black Panthers.
- Carlos Montes: Political Activist Faces 22 Years in Jail Over Thrown Soda Can Paul Harris. The Guardian. May 30, 2012.