DOH – Seattle Police forget an AR-15 Rifle on Trunk of Car
Free Gun! The Seattle Police Department are slightly embarrassed after leaving a semi-automatic rifle (AR-15) on the trunk of a patrol car. According to Seattle resident Nick, who sent this photo in, the unattended gun was left in front of the Roosevelt Hotel just after 9pm on June 27th. He then flagged down some bike officers whose jaws dropped to the floor in shock.
There were no cops in the car, says Nick, no cops on the sidewalk, no cops anywhere… Just a cop car with an assault weapon sitting on the trunk.
“The department is very embarrassed that this happened,” says Seattle Police Department Sergeant Sean Whitcomb. “We’re incredibly grateful to the person that flagged down the bike officers and the woman who followed the patrol car driver around to let them know there was a rifle on the back of the car.”
This is a well-known phenomenon. Anything left on a car is immediately dis-remembered. Coffee cups, groceries, babies in carriers…it’s a memory sink. A study should be done.