Anyone seen my Glock?

Oh dear, how embarrassing.

Police are investigating how an officer left a loaded gun in a bathroom at Parliament.

Superintendent Chris Scahill said they retrieved the weapon as soon as they were told someone had found it.

He said the incident was regrettable, and acknowledged the potential risk it could have posed.  

The police would not say whether the gun had been found by a parliamentary staffer, an MP or a member of the public, but did thank the person for their help.

They were taking what had happened very seriously, they said.

Yesterday was a sitting day, which means Members of Parliament were in the building.

The Parliamentary Service said it was aware of the incident but could not say who had found the gun.

It was conducting its own internal review.

The cop who left his pistol in the bog will be mocked mercilessly from now on. Whenever they head out somewhere he is going to be asked if he’s forgotten something.

He might even lose his job over this, as leaving a Category B licence weapon lying around isn’t a good look.


– Radio NZ

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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