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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Officer Loses Assault Rifle While Changing Flat Tires

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police say an officer lost an AR-15 assault rifle that he took out of his police cruiser while he was changing two flat tires.

Deputy chief Hank Stawinski tells The Washington Post that officersare searching for the rifle. He calls it “an important piece of equipment” and says getting it back is a top priority.

Police say the officer leaned the rifle against the back of his car while he was changing the tires on Thursday afternoon in the Oxon Hill area. Police say the rifle fell over and the officer drove away without realizing he’d forgotten it. He returned to the scene several hours later, but it was gone.

Police say the officer may be subject to discipline for failing to secure the rifle.



Claudia Balzac said...

An "AR--15 assault rifle".

So it was modified to fire on full aufo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like BS to me. Probably sold it to buy crack.

Anonymous said...

Fired and if used in a crime arrested for contributing to the crime. If I lost a gun and the finder killed someone I'd somehow be held liable for the death. Make this worthless pig pay dearly. This is why police need only a hand gun on their sides.... Attached. The need for assault rifles is for specialized forces only.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again , good ole P.G. County .

Anonymous said...

No cop would take that gun out of a locked car and lean it out on the bumper while distracted with changing a tire!

That's the most bogus story I've ever heard!

Anonymous said...

It DOES sound unbelievable, but i would bet it is true.

Anonymous said...

He was changing two flat tires...on his own cop car...with one spare? Ok, maybe he ran over something in the road, to flatten both tires at the same time. Maybe.

But he's going to put himself in an extremely vulnerable position, exposed alongside the road, changing tires? What cop does that? A radio call for a tow or road service, sure.

I think there's more to the story.