The cop who accidentally left it there faces nothing.
â€śIf you come across a firearm, the appropriate response is to report it,â€ť the prosecutor said. â€śSame if you find a wallet on the sidewalk. You should report it.â€ť
Flanagan, 49, is facing a 10-year prison sentence. The Fife Lake resident said itâ€™s not fair he faces felony charges of larceny of a firearm and receiving and concealing a firearm while the trooper wasnâ€™t punished, especially considering the gun was left in a public restroom where a child potentially could have come across it.
Hmmm . . . A wallet has i.d. in it. Are Michigan State Trooper’s guns etched, “Property of . . .?”
While I’d like to think that I would turn the gun in, because it’s obvious that someone lost it, I don’t think that not-doing-so is larceny — theft — any more than the five-dollar bill I once found in the street and kept is.
I dunno. You be the judge.
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