Officer Drives Off With Gun, Stun Gun on Top of Pickup

Motorist finds police officer's lost gun, stun gun

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013  |  Updated 9:29 AM EDT
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Officer Drives Off With Gun, Stun Gun on Top of Pickup

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Everyone has heard stories (or done it) about driving off while forgetting about something you left on top of the car, but recently a public servant didn’t drive off with his wallet, some groceries or a backpack on his car, instead it was a cache of weapons and police equipment.

A motorist found a gun, stun gun and other items belonging to a western Pennsylvania police officer who lost the items after leaving them on top of his pickup and driving off after his shift ended Saturday.

The motorist, Ralph Britton, says he found the items later that night after he got in a wreck and was out of his car looking for damaged parts on the highway. Instead, he found the loaded Smith & Wesson .45-caliber pistol and the stun gun, both of which were badly damaged by vehicles that had driven over them.

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Monroeville (located about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh) police Chief Steven Pascarella says the unnamed officer will be disciplined for losing the weapons which, along with a flashlight, handcuffs and ammunition that were found separately, are worth a total of about $2,000.

 


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