A Pellet Gun, an Open Container of Alcohol, a Vehicle in a No-Parking Zone: What Not to Bring When Photographing the Secretary of State’s Home

BOSTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities have arrested a man spotted outside Secretary of State John Kerry’s home reportedly taking photographs of a window.

A pellet gun was found in the man’s vehicle, a Kerry spokesman said.

State Department security officers called Boston police when the man’s vehicle was seen in a no-parking zone near Kerry’s Louisburg Square house.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the US and China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the US Department of State July 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

A police spokeswoman says the man told security officers he was taking photographs to show a friend, but he then deleted the photos. When asked to move his vehicle, the man said he’d been drinking.

Kerry was not at home at the time.

The 29-year-old man is due in court on Monday.

Kerry has been in the news for a few non-diplomatic reasons of late.

His wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, needed emergency hospitalization after she reportedly suffered a seizure over the July 4 holiday weekend.

And the day before the Fourth of July, Kerry was spotted on his yacht in Nantucket—the same day Egypt was in the throes of a coup which resulted in the ouster of its former President Mohammed Morsi, a move for which Kerry was greatly criticized.

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