, 49, of Biddeford, also allegedly told police that he was on his way to shoot a former employer when he was stopped on Sunday morning.
According to the Bangor Daily News
, Courtois was arrested in York around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday after being pulled over for driving 112 miles per hour (180 km/h) on the Maine Turnpike in York. Upon searching Courtois' Ford Mustang, officers discovered an AK-47 assault rifle, four handguns and a several boxes of ammunition.
They also found newspaper clippings about Saturday's deadly shooting rampage
in Aurora, Colorado, in which a graduate student named James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 59 more when he opened fire in a crowded cinema where the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises"
Courtois allegedly told police that he attended the Saco, Maine premier of "The Dark Knight Rises" with a loaded gun in his backpack. He also claimed to have been on the way to shoot his former boss in Derry, New Hampshire when he was stopped for speeding.
A search of Courtois' home turned up a small arsenal of firearms, among them a machine gun, rifles, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Courtois has been charged with criminal speeding and possession of a concealed weapon. His bail has been set at $50,000 cash or $150,000 real estate.