SC man leaves loaded gun on toilet paper dispenser in Walmart men’s room

By David Ferguson
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:28 EDT
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On Saturday, a Walmart shopper in York, South Carolina was startled to find a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 revolver lying on top of a toilet paper dispenser in the store’s men’s room.

According to the Rock Hill Herald newspaper, the customer notified a manager, who locked the bathroom until police arrived to confiscate the weapon, which was loaded with five live rounds of ammunition.

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.

[hat-tip to Talking Points Memo]

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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