Tampa PD promises Heavy Prosecution for a Glock 26 left @ Theater Bathroom...until the Owner revealed as One of Their Own!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:40
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)
"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.
"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.'
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:
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.
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.