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Off duty cop leaves his gun in a Toys R Us restroom.

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  1. jsalcedo

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    WARREN, Mich., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An off-duty Warren, Mich.,
    police officer could face charges for leaving a loaded handgun at a
    Toys "R" Us store bathroom.

    WDIV-TV in Detroit reported Tuesday that an employee found
    the handgun in a bathroom stall last week and called police.
    The police officer, whose identity has been made public, is
    the subject of an investigation.

    There were no injuries reported from the incident, but some
    parents were upset after learning the loaded weapon had been found
    in the store. There's kids that use that bathroom," said Amber Brown, a
    parent. "It's a public restroom. I know a lot of real guns that look
    like toys."
     
  2. CZ-100

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    As Homor would say

    DOHHHHHH!!
     
  3. TheFederalistWeasel

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    Got a call to a Waffle House on the North side of a South ATL Suburb to check into a gun in the crapper.

    Found a Kel-Tec 9mm in a black nylon IWB holster, secured it, did a quick misc report and checked it into property, left case number with WH staff incase owner returned looking for it.

    Was informed by property clerk that was number 20 in two years!!!

    Most went unclaimed but occasionally the owners would show up and we’d give’em the piece back.

    None of the civilian incidents I can recall ever made the paper, but oh jolly let a cop leaves a piece laying about and CNN shows up enforce.

    :scrutiny:
     
  4. Edmond

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    Think they were too embarrassed to pick them up? ;)
     
  5. Double Maduro

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    What's with this? I think I would have a new handgun.

    LOL

    DM
     
  6. Tom Servo

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    Reminds me of something a retired Navy instructor friend once said. He had just bought a Glock (back when they were relatively new on the market), and he was going on and on about what made it such a great gun, and he was fondling it in a very unwholesome way. I said, "Now Rick, you know a gun is NOT a toy," to which he replied, "Oh yes it is! It's the happiest funnest kind of toy!"

    His expression of childlike glee was something truly strange to behold.
     
  7. ZeroX

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    I hear that!
     
  8. F4GIB

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    URL please. Otherwise it's just a nice internet fable.
     
  9. Andrew Rothman

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    Obviously a man of sound mind and good humor... I like him already! :D
     
  11. wintermute76

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    Speaking of Toys R Us, I stopped by the Blaine one today to see if they had the new Metal Gear game. Right inside the front door there is now a sign saying "possession of firearms is prohibited on these premises" WTH? :cuss:

    Sign wasn't up when the XGF was still working there last March. So I turned right around, now I gotta check at Best Buy of Circuit City I guess
     
  12. standingbear

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    ...santa musta put it there for the father who wanted one while buying early gifts for his children.









    why..why cant santa leave me a free gun like that?
     
  13. Moparmike

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    Just when you think they would be stocking toys for those of us that are still kids at heart... :( ;)
     
  14. squadfounder

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    A little off-topic but I remember a rather unpleasant experience in toys r us a couple years back. I was gathering parts for a halloween costume and needed a couple of cheap little cowboy cap pistols to compliment the rest of the wardrobe. Not finding anything to my liking, I asked a salesperson where I might find such a thing, and was greeted with a glare and the response "we don't sell anything like that." ***? I found space guns and such, but nothing remotely realistic looking. I guess those evil six shooter cap guns are too dangerous for youngsters. :rolleyes:
     
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    Curiosity peaked...


    What is the legality of keeping a found firearm?
     
  16. 1911Ron

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    Gun what gun :confused: :evil: i didn't see no gun
     
  17. Edmond

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    I'm curious to know the answer to that question as well.
     
  18. 8830

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    I'm a cop and have never left a gun in a bathroom other than my own. That's just being stupid and irresponsible.
     
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    RE: Minnesota
    Current (old) Minnesota law doesn't authorize signs except in special situations (not involving a store, restaurant or mall). Personal (oral) notice is required to trigger a duty to leave.

    The new law (suspended during the court appeal) requires a sign as a condition precedent to the effectiveness of the subsequent personal (oral) notice. The sign is required but ONLY a proper personal notice triggers a duty to leave.

    Under neither law does an offense occur until a properly noticed person fails to depart the premises.
     
  20. Hawgleg44

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
  21. Stickjockey

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    8830, just to clarify: you do mean that you've never left a gun in any but your own bathroom, correct? Not that you've never left any but your own gun in a bathroom?
     
  22. Standing Wolf

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    See? I told you so! Only cops are qualified to handle guns.
     
  23. Sunray

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    Rolled into the range I used to shoot in one night, long ago. Somebody had left a Glock with ammo and mags on one of the positions. We call the cops, they send a guy to collect it. Turned out it belonged to some cop who had been shooting earlier in the day and just left it there. We never found out what happened to him, but anybody else would have been charged and had all their firearms confiscated.
    Sadly, most cops see their service piece as just another thing they have to lug around. Up here most cops never shoot except for their annual qualifications. The days of cops being experienced shooters before they become cops are long gone. Most of 'em had never seen a real firearm of any kind prior to getting hired. I've seen and heard of more incidents involving cops and firearms than you can shake a stick at. Like 8830 says, it's irresponsible.
     
  24. Pilgrim

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    The PDRK has a penal code section titled, "Theft of Found Property". It is unlawful for a person to keep property he has found without first making a reasonable effort to determine the true owner and return that property to the owner.

    Pilgrim
     
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    I think I can hear it now,if you listen with care, perhaps you might hear it too.

    Some hand wringing bliss ninny is pontificating to us mere mortals about how we don't need those things (guns), after all, the police are there to protect us, and perhaps they might, assuming they haven't forgotten their side arm in some rest room somewhere.
     
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