Police checked the weapon’s serial numbers and found that it was not a stolen gun. The weapon’s safety was off because it didn’t have one. The .38 revolver does not have the trigger-locking safety device that is standard on many handguns.
Hours later, a man called the York Police Department asking about the gun. He accurately described the gun to police officials and explained that he had left it in the last stall in the men’s room. He was informed that he could pick up the weapon during business hours on Monday, a police spokesperson told the Herald.
Currently, no charges have been filed in the incident.
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