Skip to comments.New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in patrol car now loses loaded gun
Posted on 01/09/2013 10:00:21 AM PST by Altariel
A New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in his patrol car last summer has now lost a loaded handgun, according to his lawyer.
Trenton Police Officer Richard Takach misplaced the Glock semi-automatic handgun in the city's West Precinct parking lot around 3 a.m. on Monday, his attorney Stuart Alterman said.
"It's not a sign of him being careless," Alterman added. "It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon. He was changing in and out of his duty uniform to his street clothes. He was transferring his weapon from his duty holster to an off-duty holster. And unfortunately he lost a weapon. He left it on the car or the truck. When he realized it was gone, he called, he drove back to Trenton, they looked for it, and he notified his superiors immediately."
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Boating accident in the parking lot?
When you change clothes and holsters, you don’t pat your gun to check that it’s there?
Maybe he should be arrested for indecent behavior, changing his clothes out in public.
Chris Christie’s personal trainer?
My thoughts, exactly!
Changing clothes in the parking lot???
Well, at least he can’t shoot any family pets if he can’t stay awake or find his gun. :)
Just hope this is the guy they send to confiscate your weapons. LOL!
When was carelessness ever defined as intentional?????
I’m surprised that the DemoQuacks now don’t want to disarm all cops since one allegedly was negligent concerning the safekeeping of his gun.
don’t they have a locker room? the cops have to change their clothes in the parking lot at 3am in the middle of winter????
Diabetic coma would have been a better excuse. Also would explain sleeping through someone stealing the gun while he was taking a nappy-poo.
looks like he might benefit by being denied his donuts for a while as punishment
Isn't it a violation of the law to strip down to your skivvies in a parking lot?
If that’s not a sign of carelessness, I don’t know what is.
Of course not; cops are government employees, and therefore, their negligence is not to be treated as seriously as a law-abiding non-government-employee’s negligence.
There is also the possibility that the “accidental” loss is cover for deliberately tossing away the gun after it was used to commit a crime.
Oh, you’re quick.
i wonder what the temperature was that night... indecent exposure anyone?
“Given the choice of an awake cop on duty or a sleeping cop on duty, I’ll take the sleeping one every time.” - Marmaduke
I retired from a major Tier 1 stamping plant in Detroit. Many, many years ago, the midnight shift security guard at the back gate to the company lost his company issued service revolver one night.
As it turns out, he was visited that night by a local hooker who used to walk the streets around that area. After servicing him, when she left, she also stole the revolver......which of course he had to report to the head of security.
Since he was in his mid 60's, he was fired then forced to retire. It took a while but the company was able to get the gun back from the gal..........
If you do that in the Service, you get a court-martial. He's lucky if all they do is fire his fat lazy lard ass.
And, because he’s most likely a union member, they probably won’t even do that.
Ban sleeping cops.
Friggin SLOB...and a careless slob to boot! When I make a change of location with my firearm, I always TRIPLE check to make sure it’s there before I walk away. When I use the ladies room...I use the handicap stall because it has the extra rails that I can use to hold my firearm. I don’t take my eyes off my firearm until I have it back on my side...that way, I won’t forget it!
How fortunate it was a CR Tea Party founding member and FOLB that took the pics....hehehe...
Nonetheless, local liberals were howling about photoshop & set-ups....
No mention on the actual discipline meted out - one less donut?
Wonder if he’d so vehemently defend a citizen who had the same thing happen to him.
Wouldn’t bet on it.
Wish they’d just be honest and come out and say this guy has no business being an armed officer and would just remove him from the force. It’s clear he’s a blot on their entire image. More than once.
Too much pizza for lunch. Carbs’ll do that to ya.
Nobody saw me, Sarge; I didn’t do it!