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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cops Find Assault Rifle That Was Stolen From Police Car

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:40 AM

click to enlarge That's a big gun - MOTOHIDE MIWA VIA WIKIMEDIA
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  • That's a big gun

You can come out from under the bed now. San Francisco police announced they have located and recovered the AR-15 that was taken from an unmarked police car over the weekend.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak sent out a quick e-mail letting the public now that all is well: "As the theft of this rifle was a concern to public safety, Chief Suhr wanted the recovery of this weapon to be announced immediately."

On Saturday, police parked and secured their vehicle while working in SOMA when someone broke into the car and snatched one of the Police Department's AR-15 rifles.

Police issued a teletype for the missing firearm, which is used to train cops to handle high-risk incidents. Police said they didn't spare any resources looking for the gun, but they didn't elaborate on how they came across the weapon or whether anyone was arrested.

Now let's just hope the cops won't have to put that gun to use any time soon.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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