Wenliang Sun, 26, is scheduled to be deported after the change of its appearance (on the picture above to the left, and after) and the purchase of a high-powered weapon, authorities said.
A University of Central Florida international student who abruptly changed his appearance and called his powerful weapon, a “sniper rifle” will be deported to China, an immigration judge has ruled.
Wenliang Sun, 26, violated the terms of his F-1 visa by not attending classes, police said — a crime that would normally lead to a slow process, notices, and cautions.
But the officials said he was fast tracked for deportation by a series of sudden “red flags”, including dyeing his hair blond, alarming his household, and the purchase of a $70,000 Chevrolet Corvette in cash, using his father’s money.
“In my country, that is a cheap car,” Sun told detectives investigating reports of his strange behavior, according to the police.
One of the seized powerful weapons and ammunition.
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The officials of the School first reached police Feb. 1 after reports of Sun’s friends and roommates that he had changed dramatically, according to local reports.
Sun legally owned a LWRC 300 blackout rifle and ammunition, as well as a .308 Ruger Precision caliber rifle equipped with a bipod and scope, according to police. He also had a hunting license.
But Sun’s fondness for calling his weapon a “sniper rifle” instead of a hunting rifle and alerted authorities, UCFPD Chief Richard Beary said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Authorities say that the student referred to his weapon as a “sniper rifle” instead of a shotgun.
So did the Sun ‘ s statement that he liked to “play” and “search” are weapons, according to police.
When the Sun lost his non-immigrant visa status by not attending classes, he also lost his right to own weapons under federal law.
“Some of the [researchers] with many years of experience … walked away and said, ‘We just saved a bunch of lives'”
– UCFPD Chief Richard Beary
An immigration judge ordered his deportation on Mar. 21, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He was being held Thursday at Baker County Detention Center in the north of Florida.
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Authorities say that although Sun did not make any threat or attempt to harm anyone, he still poses a great risk to student safety.
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“Some of the [researchers] with many years of experience … walked away and said,” we are simply saved in a forest of lives,’ ” Beary told the newspaper. “There is no doubt about that.”