Shotgun Stolen From Clothes Pile in West Whiteland

A police blotter item from a neighboring township detailed a stolen firearm.

One item in a recent West Whiteland Police blotter detailed an ineffective way to hide a shotgun, namely under a pile of clothes in an unlocked truck:

A Remington shotgun was stolen from an unlocked pickup truck in the 1000 block over Cedarwood Avenue overnight Tuesday 12/4 – Wednesday 12/5/12.  The owner left the gun on the seat under some clothing and found it missing in the morning.  He drove the truck from the scene and reported the theft by phone later on.  The neighborhood was canvassed but no leads have been developed. 
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King December 21, 2012 at 01:20 PM
And the NRA wonders why people are so "anti-gun"? "Hiding" a shotgun in an "unlocked" vehicle under a pile of clothes = disaster waiting to happen. What if a diehard criminal swiped it to rob a bank; or worse yet, what if some neighborhood kids nabbed it to play with and got hurt? I hope whoever "stole" the gun has a happy and safe holiday by turning it in to authorities. I also hope Santa places the owner of the gun in "The Better Choice Chair" to think over what transpired while counting the nuggets of coal in their stocking.
marion1 December 21, 2012 at 02:47 PM
This is way past just being stupid. Isn't there some charge for this? reckless endangerment? something? The right to have a firearm comes with responsibility. Good chance the shotgun will be resold for quick cash and becomes un-traceable.
Greg December 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
The level of stupid on the part of the gun owner here is just astounding. Any bets that there was no trigger lock on the shotgun as well?
JMS February 03, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Yes, it was stupid on part of the gun owner BUT you all seem to be forgetting the scumbag criminal who STOLE this gun deserves far worse treatment.
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King February 04, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Yes -- BOTH should get far worse treatment! Now we've got a thief armed with an unlicensed gun in our midst. Justify his 2nd Amendment Rights NRA!


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