This picture was taken by a gentleman named Nick Gonzales. Nick just happened to be walking in front of the Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle Monday evening, and being the eagle-eyed type of guy that he is, he spotted this handy-dandy AR-15 sitting on the trunk of a police cruiser, with no police officer in site. After taking the picture to preserve the scene for posterity, Nick then flagged down a couple of nearby polie officers on bike patrol.
The Seattle Police Department admits(especially since there are pictures to prove it) that this is a 'very embaressing' occurance.
Really? You think? The police spokesman could not comment as to whether the gun was loaded or not...but a picture is worth a thousand words...and I highly doubt that that is an empty magazine inserted into the gun.
People make mistakes...and police officers are people...but there are little mistakes and the are BIG mistakes. One of the things I am trying to work on with both of my daughters is that saying 'sorry' doesn't always fix things. If this rifle had slid off the trunk at some point, or otherwise been used by a crazed homeless person or gangbanger to light up a Seattle street on a Monday night...well, it would probably have gotten a little more press than the story has so far.
Wish I was in a financial situation where I didn't consider $1000+ of gun and accessory important enough to keep track of...