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Oops... CCWer drives off with gun on top of truck

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jorg Nysgerrig, May 1, 2007.

  1. Jorg Nysgerrig

    Jorg Nysgerrig Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Don't be this guy.

    From the local police blotter:

  2. The Unknown User

    The Unknown User Active Member

    Apr 28, 2007
  3. No_Brakes23

    No_Brakes23 Participating Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Everett, WA Recently escaped from San Diego, PRK
    No no no, they clearly said Kahr, not Springfield.:D
  4. FireArmFan

    FireArmFan Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Has anyone here actually put their CCW piece on the top of their vehicles while loading up their car before? Not while out shooting or something but while leaving your house in your driveway or something. To me it doesn't make sense why he would put it on the roof of his truck, but then again I wasn't there so who knows.
  5. AZEX

    AZEX member

    May 15, 2004
    Mesa, AZ
    cops do it all the time.

    It's sad and good for a laugh all at once.

    But when cops do it, it seldom gets real news coverage unless it's an MP5.

  6. jeepmor

    jeepmor Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    I've lost more than one coffee cup that way, but coffee cups don't make news. Seeing it branded as stolen is good info should I stumble upon a nice, slightly dinged, but functional pistol.

    Hope he gets it back, then when others ask if they can see it at the range and they ask about the dings...good story.:eek: :eek: :eek:
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    We had a female bring a Taurus PT111 into the shop that actually had
    done the same thing unintentionally. Her firearm made it to I-59 before
    falling from the roof of her vechile; and while the weapon was recovered,
    it was worthless. The polymer frame was cracked badly, and the folks at
    Tauri International could not/or would not attempt to fix it. But, they did
    send her a new firearm for $40; and that it where our nightmare begins~!

    As once the new firearm arrived, the customer was notified of the charges
    and advised to stop in and pick it up. With this weapon having a new S/N,
    another 4473 had too be completed. At this point, a misunderstanding took
    place between our clerical staff and the FBI NICS examiner. The form was
    marked as a "Proceed", when actually (according to the FBI) should have
    been marked "Delayed". So, the customer was allowed access to the hand
    gun, and exited the state upon receipt of the firearm. The next day, the
    FBI makes a return call to inform us that this customers application had
    been "DENIED"~! And, we were responsible for getting the firearm back
    in our inventory. Well, it just so happened that the PX number that the
    customer had put on the application was a cell number; and when she
    was contacted, it led us to Daytona Beach, FL- a rather long way from
    Bessemer, AL. So, at our expense our owner and shipping/receiving
    manager immediately left for her destination. A day and a half later the
    weapon is back in our hands, after returning the $40 to the customer.

    Whose mistake was at fault? Beats me, but the FBI blames us; and we
    blame the FBI NICS examiner. At least, a weapon was taken away from
    a criminal~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
  8. .cheese.

    .cheese. Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    I've done that to a cup of soda.... but that's it. Dang.
  9. JWarren

    JWarren Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    MS and LA
    Ok... time to fess up. I'm not going to be too hard on the guy.

    I did almost this very thing about a year ago.

    It wasn't CCW-- I had my Glock 19 in its belt holster on a web belt. When I am just running basic places like to my fathers or my father-in-law's, I usually don't CCW-- I just toss it in the car in the console or under the seat.

    Well, my wife had me load some stuff in her trunk when going to her Dad's house one day. Absentminded, and ready to get on the road, I set the holster on top of her Nissan Altima.

    About 2 miles (yes! 2 miles!) from my house, I hear something knock and look back in the rear view mirror. I see something rolling on the road. Because of the knock we felt in the car, I knew it came from the car.

    A quick turn around revealed that it was my Glock. I have to give them credit-- There wasn't a single scratch, gouge, etc. on the gun. The holster got some road burns and scratches on the metal pieces.

    No harm done. Except for my pride. I still get embarrassed when I think about that event.

    -- John
  10. armoredman

    armoredman Elder

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    I have to confess...I have never done anything remotely like that. Ever.
  11. thegriz

    thegriz Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    easy mistake

    I've done that with a briefcase and a cup of coffee. The briefcase made it to my destination. The coffee was pointed out to me by a helpful guy at a stoplight. I guess I don't drive fast enough.

    That's why I'm paranoid about laying my CCW anywhere except it's holster or it's spot in the safe. I have too much going on to remember where I laid my CCW.

    Imagine the fallout if some kids found it laying on the ground.:(
  12. romma

    romma Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    My brother had the days receipts (lotsa money) from the gas station he worked at years ago on top of his car. He came over to see me, and I thought he'd had a heart attack explaining to me what happened. We drove back and retraced his route to no avail. went to the police station to report it missing, and was already turned in by a newspaper delivery kid... Total time 47 minutes...
  13. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Participating Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Cleaning my guns.
  14. Kurt S.

    Kurt S. Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Brewster County, Texas
    Hello, my name is Kurt, and I am a dipstick....

    I've never put a gun a gun on the top of a vehicle as described, but I did put a couple of speedloaders full of 200 grain .44 LHPs for my Charter Bulldog on the top of my wife's pick-up and somehow forgot about them in the next 30 seconds or so. :what: I took off and heard something making an awful noise as I went around my first corner. I thought something was wrapped around one of the axles so I stopped and got underneath the truck, looked around, nothing. I went into a turnaround underneath a freeway and out of the corner of my eye caught sight of something rolling off. I stopped and found a speedloader on the pavement a couple of yards back, cartridges still in it but with some really mashed-up lead bullets. The speedloaders had been rolling around in the opening between the truck cab and the topper on the bed. Apparently that was what had been making all the noise.
  15. SamTuckerMTNMAN

    SamTuckerMTNMAN Active Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    isnt under the seat concealed in most states?

    Anyway, big mistake, poor discipline.

    Maintain contact with weapon, do not put in distractable places or high rosk areas such as vehicle roof when engaged in other activity (loading stuff).

    I left a bag on my car some years ago that had a great Silat video, pic of a recent carribean adventure, a pair of nunchakus, and a bunch of favorite tapes and cd's. Everything was hit by a semi on I 40 going 60 + and destroyed. I salvaged, at much risk, the pictures, some of them anyway...

    would not put rifle or sidearm on vehicle, not when leaning into vehicle or turned away from it especially. No way.

  16. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Oct 10, 2006
    North Idaho
    Something I'm Missing

    Perhaps someone can 'splain me . . .

    If I'm carrying, and I'm getting into my vehicle, uhhh, why would the weapon not be on my person?

    Is there a CCW style where you would approach the vehicle with the gun in your hand?

    I'm not tryna be obtuse. I don't have my carry permit yet, so I don't carry, thus I probably just don't have enough experience to understand why this is possible -- and not even surprising to some.

    I feel there's a lesson here for me . . .
  17. Polishrifleman

    Polishrifleman Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Puget Sound, Washington
    I have never done it with my carry piece but while driving to elk camp one night we blew a tire and had to empty things out to change the tire. We loaded the rig back up and started bumping down the logging road when the rifle hardcase came sliding down the front windshield to our horror.:eek:

    It does happen, but as mentioned above a carry piece is exactly that. It should sit with you in the car.
  18. Winter Borne

    Winter Borne Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Sodom on the Potomac
    ALMOST left my P32 in the bathroom stall once. I was in there taking care of business and recieved a phone call that I had been waiting for for two days. I got so involved in the call that I forgot my gun on the TP holder. I was washing my hands and this guy taps me on the shoulder and hands me my pistol. :eek: He was a retired cop and he told me he did that a couple of times too. He told me to keep it in my pants and that way I could never forget it.

  19. gunsmith

    gunsmith member

    May 8, 2003
    Reno, Nevada
    At least it wasn't the baby!

    "honey, have you seen little Timmy?"
  20. svtruth

    svtruth Participating Member

    Mar 10, 2005
    Bradford, VT
    Having lost a few

    things, the angel of intelligence bopped me on the head, and said:
    "Put things on the hood, Bozo."

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