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.
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