Brickbat: Bathroom Break

thetruthaboutguns.comthetruthaboutguns.comThe Hillsborough County, Florida, sheriff's office has announced it is investigating a deputy who left a loaded handgun in a movie theater restroom. Luke Hussey left a Glock 26, a personal weapon, on top of a toilet paper dispenser. He was off duty at the time. A 9-year-old boy found the weapon and told his father, who called 911. By the time Hussey realized his gun was missing, Tampa police had taken it.

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  • Agammamon||

    Sigh, ". . .called 911", what is this world coming to.

  • Agammamon||

    Plus, I'm not sure what the sheriff's department is even investigating here.

    We already know the guy left it behind - which isn't a crime - make a note in this idiot's record and move onto the next scandal.

  • Fluffy||

    In many states that's a lot smarter than trying to bring it to lost and found.

    "Oh my heavens, that man touched a gun without having the right paperwork! MANDATORY ONE YEAR JAIL!!!!! Beat him for resisting!!!!!"

  • Agammamon||

    Still wouldn't have called *911* - this is something for a non-emergency number at worst.

  • UnCivilServant||

    How many people know the non-emergency number?

    I wouldn't have bothered to report it, guns are nothing special. The owner would have come back for it eventually.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Would you rather he took his gun and left his dick behind for some child to find?

    But more importantly, does any off duty police officer need to carry a weapon? Remove that privilege. FOR THE CHILDREN.

  • ||

    Why do you think he was off duty? He was probably catching a movie on the public's dime.

  • ||

    Or already on a paid vacation.

  • WTF||

    He didn't want that kid coming out of the bathroom with nothing but his dick in his hand.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    The kid passed a serious IQ test, but nobody's celebrating? Sounds to me like people who say they believe in evolution don't really believe in evolution.

    This is also a reason I'm against laws requiring seat belts and air bags. We need to cull the herd somehow. Homo homini lupus.

  • Ted S.||

    This Brickbat wasn't here at 6:55 AM.

  • ||

    there seems to have been some creative backdating of Brickbats. But I'm a time traveller so I tend to get a bit confused anyway

  • Ted S.||

    I had the Zimmerman thread open between PS's second comment at 7:10 AM ET, and before Acosmist's 7:20 AM comment showed up; at the time, the Brickbat hadn't been posted. I was about to post over there asking where the hell the Brickbat was when a refresh of the main page showed that it had magically been posted, allegedly at 6:55 AM.

  • Almanian!||

    They'd have gotten away with the backtiming, too...if it hadn't been for that meddling commentariat with WAY too much time on their collective hands.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    This Brickbat wasn't here at 6:55 AM.

    Better than it used to be. Back before they showed up on H&R, they used to show up 2 or 3 at a time, backdated for previous days.

  • ||

    The Brickbats must be brickbatted.

  • Almanian!||

    Those who brickbatted the Brickbat have, themselves, been brickbatted.

  • Almanian!||

    The dad didn't just steal the gun, use it to kill someone in the commission of another crime, thus compounding the damage, and set up the cop to take a fall?

    What the fuck are the movies coming to any more? BORING.

  • Rich||

    Wesley Noland, a Marine veteran, went into the stall, disarmed the Glock and called 911.

    Nesley Woland, a former DEA agent, went into the stall, accidentally shot himself with the Glock and took a dump.

  • SugarFree||

    Finders, keepers. 9-year-old SugarFree would have had himself a Glock 26.

    Of course, if the badge was sitting there beside it, adult SugarFree would have discreetly dropped both into a storm drain.

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