Timothy Joseph Bates, 37, was arrested on Sunday outside the White House. He allegedly had an arsenal of weapons in his illegally parked car, which included a loaded AK-47 and an AR-15. He had his first court appearance on Monday in the District of Columbia for charges related to carrying a rifle or a shotgun illegally, the Los Angeles Times reported.

He allegedly told authorities that he went to the White House to get assistance in removing a chip that he believed the CIA implanted in his head, according to the Times and the Denver Post.

Bates, a former police officer from Collierville, TN, retired from the Memphis Police Department in 2013 reportedly because of medical issues.

Before his retirement, Bates worked as an enforcement officer for 13 years, the Post noted.

Secret Service says accused claimed to have ‘dog chip’ in his head

Uniformed Secret Service members approached Bates at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW, appearing to be urinating in public, according to court records and the Times. Bates told the Secret Service that he was attempting to reach NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers or Defense Secretary General James Mattis to obtain advice about “missing paychecks” and “how to get the dog chip out of my head,” the Times reported. In February 2017, court documents reflect that Bates was committed involuntarily (in Tennessee) for mental health issues.

Secret Service officers testified that the state of Tennessee and the Department of Homeland Security offered him $28.7 million dollars to participate in a CIA program he said was called “MK Ultra.” The Times also reported that Bates told officers that the chip in his head was causing him to experience shaking, convulsions, and severe headaches.

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Former police officer toting a trove of weapons in car faces six counts related to weapons

Bates’ 2009 Nissan car had vanity plates bearing the insignia of the Fraternal Order of Police. After officers notice the plates, they asked Bates if he had weapons. Bates authorized the officers to search his car, saying, “I don’t care,” USA Today noted. Officers, soon, discovered that Bates told them the truth when he responded to whether he had weapons. Officers found nine firearms, including an M4 Platform Bushmaster assault rifle, a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, a Glock 30, a Tec-9 with a silencer, an AK-47 Platform Norinco, ammunition, brass knuckles, and a folding knife, according to USA Today and the Chicago Tribune.

On Monday, police said Bates’ lives in Jacksonville, FL. Authorities also stated that the incident happened at approximately 7:15 AM. Metro Police, District of Columbia, charged Bates, USA Today reported. He faces six counts: possession of unregistered ammunition; possession of an unregistered firearm; possession of a prohibited weapon; carrying a pistol without a license; carrying a dangerous weapon outside a home or place of business; and unlawful transportation of a firearm.

For the charge of illegally carrying a rifle, it is a felony offense. If found guilty, Bates faces the possibility of a statutory maximum of five years in prison, plus a fine that could be as much as $5,000, according to the Times.