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Mass. Officer Loses Gun in Courthouse Bathroom

12-17 Gun control

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Plymouth police officer’s gun has gone missing after he inadvertently left it in a courthouse bathroom.

Chief Michael Botieri says Capt. John Rogers Jr. put the gun down in the bathroom of Wareham District Court at about 3 p.m. Monday, then left without taking it. When he went back for it minutes later, it was gone.

He immediately notified court officials.

Court officers and local police, with the help of a weapon-sniffing dog, did a sweep of the courthouse and passed everyone inside through a metal detector without success.

The Patriot Ledger reports that court officers collected the names of everyone on the court list of appearances and also searched the parking lot, the bushes and underneath vehicles without finding the weapon.


  • alpinequeen

    A similar event happened at L.L. Bean in Bangor, Maine a while back.

  • my3boys

    How can u leave such a weapon behind?? There’s so many criminals and believe it or not some children sure hope they find it!

  • robn

    Dumb ass, I bet he remember to grab his phone.

  • robn

    He better hope some kid doesn’t end up with it or worst.

  • JACQUI

    I BELIEVE THE OFFICER ALREADY LOST HIS GUN.. AND THIS IS A WAY TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPEN TO IT.. HOPE HE FINDS IT AT HOME .. QUICK ..

  • paulb62

    He has some ones big foot up his ass right about now. Probably will lose his job over this mistake. Talk about gun control!!!!!!

  • PacoR1

    Can’t find his own gun how’s he going to find a criminal?