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Tampa PD promises Heavy Prosecution for a Glock 26 left @ Theater Bathroom...until the Owner revealed as One of Their Own!

Rules for Thee, None for Me!

Photo courtesy Glockforum.com (Not Glock 26, or the actual Pistol recovered at the scene; for illustration purposes only)

How it went from this:

"We believe that this would meet the standard of willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others, to leave a loaded weapon where a child -- and in this case a 9-year-old found the gun -- that certainly put others at risk and we're just thankful that a very responsible abiding law abiding citizen found the gun and did the right thing," said Tampa Police Spokesperson Laura McElroy.

to this:

"It's obviously a serious mistake," said sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon. "We're glad no one was hurt, that the gun didn't end up in the wrong hands."

[...]

Hussey will not face criminal charges, Tampa police said Tuesday. A day earlier, when news of the boy's discovery broke, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy mentioned possible charges of reckless endangerment or culpable negligence against the gun's owner, whom she said police were still looking for at the time

He remains on active duty, pending "administrative investigation," which basically is a statist terrorist's euphemism for 'we'll pretend we'll look into it for all you loud peons as to give the appearance of a system working, but you're still gonna pay his salary; tough shiite.'

Via TTAG:

Daily Digest: The Rest of the Story Edition

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Frank Williams

Yesterday we told of a nine-year-old boy finding a loaded Glock [not pictured] in a movie theater restroom and his father doing the responsible thing by securing it and calling 911. The police took charge of the weapon and were looking for the owner, possibly to prosecute them. According to Tampa PD mouthpiece Laura McElroy, “We believe that this would meet the standard of willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others, to leave a loaded weapon where a child — and in this case a 9-year-old found the gun — that certainly put others at risk…” Well, that was before they found the gun’s owner…

… and surprise, it’s the personal weapon of a LEO — Detective Luke Hussey, a 13-year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, to be specific He said he stopped in the bathroom en route to watch a movie, put the weapon on top of a toilet paper dispenser, then forgot about it and left. It only took him 90 minutes to realize it was missing and to go looking for it.

The Tampa Bay Times reports “The Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that Hussey is the subject of an administrative investigation that could result in suspension or termination. “ However, “Hussey will not face criminal charges, Tampa police said Tuesday.” So he’ll get a slap on the wrist, or, at the very worst, lose his job for doing something that would have resulted in any of us being thrown under the jail for a large portion of the rest of our life.

Original Source Articles:

9-year-old boy finds loaded handgun in movie theater bathroom

Preston Rudie
prudie@tampabays10.com
5:47 PM, Jun 17, 2013

Tampa, Florida -- A 9-year-old boy found a loaded handgun inside an Ybor City movie theater bathroom on Father's Day.

The gun was a Glock 26 9-mm.

"My son opened the door and immediately said dad there's a gun in the bathroom," recounted Wesley Noland, the boy's father.

Noland was at the Muvico theater in Centro Ybor with his two sons to see the new Superman movie.

Gun found by boy in Ybor theater belongs to deputy

Will HobsonWill Hobson, Times Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:16pm

TAMPA — About 90 minutes after a 9-year-old boy found a loaded handgun in a movie theater bathroom Sunday, sheriff's Detective Luke Hussey realized he was missing his Glock.

Hussey, 38, who has been with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for 13 years, was off duty that day. He had gone to Muvico Centro Ybor 20, according to the Sheriff's Office, about 3 p.m. and stopped in the bathroom before the movie. He put his Glock 26, a personal weapon, on top of a toilet paper dispenser — then forgot it and left.

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Abolish the entire concept of a "Police Force" and the Police State!



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Finders keepers

When the kid found the gun, the dad should have locked it in his car, watched the movie with his son, and then kept the gun.

There was a one-third chance it belonged to a good guy.

There was a one-third chance it belonged to a bad guy.

There was a one-third chance it belonged to a cop. (A subset of bad guys.)

So...he had a 2/3 chance that by keeping it, he was taking a gun (owned by a bad guy) off the streets and had himself a weapon of self-defense that couldn't be traced to him. He could watch the media and if a good guy came forward about losing it, he could return the gun. And if the oinkers came forward, he could enjoy watching them sweat.

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

This is a messed up world

when we have no regard for a person's intent. Obviously the cop took it off his belt when he had to do his business and then he forgot. Some degree of negligence? Sure, but mistakes happen from time to time without any intent to do harm. The double standard is probably a consequence of fire arm propaganda, and is obviously troubling. But, I think the real story here is that a good citizen took on the responsibility of securing a potential hazard. It demonstrates that vigilance and good responsible citizenry are what make the world safe.