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Officer Waits Weeks To Report Stolen Guns (Axe To Grind Alert!)
WSMV ^ | 1 Sept 2010 | Charley Gordon

Posted on 09/02/2010 10:51:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Two dangerous guns are in the hands of criminals who somehow stole them out of an officer's patrol car, according to a sheriff's report.

A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol were stolen out of the patrol car parked in front of the officer's house, the report said, and the officer may have waited weeks before telling anyone about the theft.

"All people should know better than to leave a gun like that in their vehicle," said Detective Brent Johnson of the Dickson County Sheriff's Office.

Yet, according to a sheriff's report, that's what law enforcement officer Constable Dale Selvidge did.

"The AR 15, it's an assault-type rifle. It will fire quite a few rounds quite fast, so that's one of the weapons we are particularly worried about," said Johnson.

Selvidge said he routinely left the guns in his car even when he's out of town, according to the report.

"He said the reason the guns were secured in his vehicle was because he had small kids in his house and he felt that being secured in the vehicle would be better," Johnson said.

Selvidge told deputies that his car lock doesn't always work properly, the report said. The day before he left town, Selvidge said, he pulled two men over for a traffic stop then took them back to his house and paid them to work on his car.

He told officers he isn't sure if the two men saw his guns.

The next night, Selvidge said, his wife heard dogs barking, and that may have been when the guns were stolen, but he really isn't sure, according to the report.

Selvidge left town Aug. 9 for another job he has. When he returned Aug. 26, that's when he said he noticed the weapons missing.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch
Reporter doesn't seem to know the difference between a Glock and an AR-15.

Has the constable ever heard of a gun safe?

1 posted on 09/02/2010 10:51:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
The day before he left town, Selvidge said, he pulled two men over for a traffic stop then took them back to his house and paid them to work on his car.

WTF WTF WTF?!?!?!?!?! Who the F does this?!?!? This guy needs to be fired STAT. Why the F would you bring anyone you have a law enforcement contact with back to your place to do anything? If this happened at my PD I'd be done. I mean, seriously, this is just astronomically stupid. Where the F are departments getting their officers from? Summer school and the backlots of grocery stores?
2 posted on 09/02/2010 10:59:56 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: smokingfrog; Squantos; Travis McGee

I bet the dogs stole them, that is why cops have to shoot dogs.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 11:01:01 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: smokingfrog
A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol

What's wrong with this sentence?

4 posted on 09/02/2010 11:01:20 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: smokingfrog

Maybe he sold them for extra cash ?


5 posted on 09/02/2010 11:04:14 PM PDT by italybub
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To: Clint N. Suhks
A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol

What's wrong with this sentence?

Just the average journalists total incomprehension of anything that shoots.

6 posted on 09/02/2010 11:06:56 PM PDT by calex59
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To: smokingfrog
On a side-note......

Two dangerous guns are in the hands of criminals

Is there a gun out there that ISN'T dangerous, or CAN'T be dangerous? I'm only asking because apparently "Glock 23 rifles and a .40 caliber pistols" are the only dangerous guns that are out there according to the dumba$$ reporter who wrote this article.

This reminds me of the article where supposedly a squad of Marines shot up a houseful of poor Iraqis and the article had a picture of an old Iraqi hag holding up unfired 5.56 rounds and she's quoted as saying that those were some of the bullets fired at her house (or something like that).
7 posted on 09/02/2010 11:07:10 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Bad proof reading, research, general idiocy and bias of todays journalists...


8 posted on 09/02/2010 11:07:15 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: smokingfrog
I'd say this inquiry needs to begin with Constable Selvidge submitting to a urinalysis to determine whether it's crank, crack or opiates he's addicted to.
9 posted on 09/02/2010 11:08:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: smokingfrog

Heck, for 100 bucks you can buy a gun cabinet.

Not a safe exactly, but locked, pretty heavy duty steel, nobodies gonna get into it with spending at least an hour with a cutting tool and making a hellacious amount of noise in the process!
Stack-On makes a couple good varieties.


10 posted on 09/02/2010 11:12:11 PM PDT by djf (They ain't "immigrants". They're "CRIMMIGRANTS"!!!!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I think I see the problem now. Female reporter.

Carley Gordon

11 posted on 09/02/2010 11:15:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: smokingfrog

CORRECT Chickification!

You can make a Glock into a rifle and still be a pistol with proper accessories! LOL! hehehe...


12 posted on 09/02/2010 11:20:23 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: smokingfrog
One of Carley's favorite pastimes is eating.

Apparently one of her favorite pasttimes should be learning how to produce well written and properly researched articles.
13 posted on 09/02/2010 11:20:34 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: smokingfrog
sux for the officer.

after the atf rectal examination and the district attorneys detailed forensic autopsy of his financial records going back a decade, and the fbi ransack of his wife's pantydrawer, and the irs and anyone else getting in on the puppy pile...

things will be just fine.

who can say, we must suspect every man today.

tis the new order.

14 posted on 09/02/2010 11:26:58 PM PDT by mmercier (i think)
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To: smokingfrog
sux for the officer.

after the atf rectal examination and the district attorneys detailed forensic autopsy of his financial records going back a decade, and the fbi ransack of his wife's pantydrawer, and the irs and anyone else getting in on the puppy pile...

things will be just fine.

who can say, we must suspect every man today.

tis the new order.

15 posted on 09/02/2010 11:26:59 PM PDT by mmercier (i think)
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To: smokingfrog
sux for the officer.

after the atf rectal examination and the district attorneys detailed forensic autopsy of his financial records going back a decade, and the fbi ransack of his wife's pantydrawer, and the irs and anyone else getting in on the puppy pile...

things will be just fine.

who can say, we must suspect every man today.

tis the new order.

16 posted on 09/02/2010 11:26:59 PM PDT by mmercier (i think)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Actually, you can make a Glock into a rifle...

17 posted on 09/02/2010 11:28:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: brent13a

It was either homosex or drugs that was the path back to the cops house. He is a danger to everyone, especially his children.


18 posted on 09/02/2010 11:28:45 PM PDT by healy61
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To: brent13a

Bump.


19 posted on 09/02/2010 11:35:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Clint N. Suhks
A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol What's wrong with this sentence?

It's a puzzle. all the words are there. you just have to figure out the right order.

20 posted on 09/02/2010 11:37:00 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: healy61

That’s a fare assessment. It had to be something under the table.....’to work on his car’ is such a weak-ass excuse that doesn’t make sense. Perhaps he might have even been ‘rolled’. Who is to say he didn’t get involved in something where he routinely let’s his guard down (the gloryhole at the local park for instance) and this one time it took a turn for the worse.....something just doesn’t smell right.


21 posted on 09/02/2010 11:38:04 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: smokingfrog

Now that’s a badass Glock.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 11:39:54 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: smokingfrog

At least this was just a case of carelessnes, not another roid head going ape on the citizenry and their dogs.

Bet he does buy a safe now.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 11:50:39 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: smokingfrog
"The AR 15, it's an assault-type rifle. It will fire quite a few rounds quite fast, so that's one of the weapons we are particularly worried about," said Johnson.

A detective said this? How many morons are employed as police officers anyway?

24 posted on 09/02/2010 11:56:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: smokingfrog
I think I see the problem now. Female reporter.

Having known quite a few females from Tennessee, I think that it's more a case of...

        "I think I see the problem now. Boston University graduate."

25 posted on 09/03/2010 12:18:08 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: TigersEye
A detective said this? How many morons are employed as police officers anyway?

Please explain.

26 posted on 09/03/2010 12:19:41 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

You’re bright enough to figure it out.


27 posted on 09/03/2010 12:27:35 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: brent13a

Just the tip of the iceberg that is law enforcement in the state of Tennessee. The level of corruption, incompetence and criminal misconduct here is only surpassed by New Orleans.

http://whentennesseepigsfly.blogspot.com/


28 posted on 09/03/2010 12:30:40 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Clint N. Suhks
A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol

What's wrong with this sentence?

Simple.

Glock doesn't make rifles. However, the G23 is a semi-automatic, .40 S&W pistol.

29 posted on 09/03/2010 12:31:36 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: smokingfrog
I knew a guy that was going through a nasty divorce, his wife left the house and he looked all over for his gun...he called her and she said she had taken it....

He called the police and they took a report with her name. According to the cop, his gun was not part of any property she was legally welcome to and in fact she broke the law stealing a gun registered to another person..

He called her again and said he made a report. The gun was still in the house but she had put it in the attic....and now she was afraid the cops would come after her so she told him where she hid it....

Its just an FYI in the state of Michigan. If a soon to be X steals your gun, she can get arrested for having a gun in her possession that is not registered to her..

He called the cops back and told them the gun had been found.

30 posted on 09/03/2010 1:59:31 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Clint N. Suhks

glock makes rifles too??


31 posted on 09/03/2010 2:49:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: brent13a

Dunkin Donuts coupon offers?


32 posted on 09/03/2010 2:56:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: calex59; Clint N. Suhks
Probably using a variation of this:


33 posted on 09/03/2010 3:09:50 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: smokingfrog

LOL, I’m gonna head to the nearest gun show this weekend and buy me a Glock 23 rifle!


34 posted on 09/03/2010 3:16:02 AM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: smokingfrog

The Glock 23 "Rifle"

35 posted on 09/03/2010 3:32:09 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: MrEdd
Bet he does buy a safe now.

More likely, he won't need one.

36 posted on 09/03/2010 3:37:28 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (CNN:AP:etc:Today, President Obama's stool was firm and well-formed. One end was slightly pointed. ")
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To: calex59

I tried to hold my Glock 23 rifle up to my shoulder, but I went deaf when it went full auto on me. /sarc


37 posted on 09/03/2010 4:00:04 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way")
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To: smokingfrog

When did GLock start making a rifle and how come nobody told me about it? Damn. Now my colllection is lacking. Where can I get one?


38 posted on 09/03/2010 4:08:43 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: djf

“Heck, for 100 bucks you can buy a gun cabinet. Not a safe exactly, but locked, pretty heavy duty steel, nobodies gonna get into it with spending at least an hour with a cutting tool and making a hellacious amount of noise in the process!”

I wish this were true. Any teenager with a crowbar can get into a $100 “safe” in well under a minute very quietly. The kind of protection you describe will cost over $1500. A $100 safe will keep out small children as would some decent gun locks.


39 posted on 09/03/2010 4:42:24 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: smokingfrog
A Glock 23 rifle and a .40 caliber pistol were stolen..

Wow.
I always wanted one of them Glock 23 Rifle's, but can never find them in stock.

40 posted on 09/03/2010 5:19:23 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: FreedomPoster
Now THAT pic is funny.

(Funny sad, because it's true.)

41 posted on 09/03/2010 5:21:55 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: smokingfrog

wow, even out here in the country, the BS is smellin bad today...


42 posted on 09/03/2010 5:45:16 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: razorback-bert

Woof....


43 posted on 09/03/2010 5:48:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: FreedomPoster

That picture always makes me chuckle. :) Thanks


44 posted on 09/04/2010 3:01:03 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
What's wrong with this sentence?

There's no period at the end.

45 posted on 09/04/2010 9:56:25 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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