Police said they received word from witnesses that Charles Czupia, 88, of Richmond Hill, was selling guns at the flea market at 759 W. Sunrise Hwy. without a permit.
When police arrived, they said they found Czupia opening a box on the front passenger seat of his car that contained a semiautomatic P38, a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver and an Arminius .32-caliber revolver, as well as a price list written on cardboard.
Czupia was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree attempted sale of a firearm. At his arraignment on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, Czupia was ordered held on $15,000 bond or $7,500 cash bail. He is due back in court in Mineola on Wednesday.