A homeless man walking through a Bronx park near Yankee Stadium found several guns that had been stolen from an Army facility in Massachusetts, police said Sunday.
Investigators traced the weapons to a recent break-in at a military armory in Worcester.
The 51-year-old homeless man stumbled upon the weapons while collecting bottles and cans at Mullaly Park near Yankee Stadium.
The man reported his find to police, who said the weapons included a fully automatic M4 carbine and two 9mm handguns.
James Morales, 34, a former army reservist accused of child rape in an unrelated case, faces federal charges accusing him of stealing the weapons. A surveillance video shows Morales leaving the armory with duffel bags and placing them in a black car, according to an FBI affidavit.
Blood drops found at the scene were tested and match Morales' DNA, authorities have said.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in New York said Morales waived identity and probable cause hearings during an appearance in court Friday.