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Posted: 11/3/2009 4:42:23 PM EST


Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 12:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 12:28 p.m.

BARTOW | Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking the public’s help in locating an agency-issued rifle stolen from the trunk of a detective’s unmarked Ford Taurus earlier this week.

According to a sheriff’s report, the theft occurred between the hours of 6 p.m., Sunday and 11:30 a.m., Monday.

The car was parked near Pico Court in North Lakeland. Thieves broke into the car’s trunk and took an Olympic Arms .223-caliber rifle, Model #K3B, serial #WZ2313.

The rifle was inside a in a green hard-plastic case, with gray foam padding on the inside and “Olympic Arms” stamped on the outside, the Sheriff’s Office said. The rifle was loaded with a 30 round magazine of Speer LE Gold-Dot .223-caliber ammunition.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Detective Chad Anderson at 863-577-1630 or 1-800-226-0344.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:52:00 PM EST


I'll keep my eyes open, but doubt it will be paraded around.

I really hate thieves.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:04:38 PM EST
This is not the first cop to have this happen, nor will it be the last.

Cars are way to susceptible to theft, the point should be made clearer to them during the academy or something.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:05:24 PM EST
Its hard to tell in that pic but did they say if it was full auto or not??
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:18:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By ReefRaider:
Its hard to tell in that pic but did they say if it was full auto or not??

I'm going to guess no.... I dont see the pin
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:26:37 PM EST
Does Olympic even make full-autos?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:38:57 PM EST
I thought all Patrol rifles were semi AR's, except for SWATs?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:57:40 PM EST
Just plain stupid. Never ever leave a weapon in a parked car overnight.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:01:10 AM EST
No real loss it was only an Olympic hardly worthy of a Post on Arfcom don't you think.

Hell if I was the officer I would replace the rifle with something better anyway.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 1:30:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 1:31:12 PM EST by ReefRaider]
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Does Olympic even make full-autos?

Your kidding right
There are these things called conversions But they are OLYs
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 1:45:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By JRI:
Just plain stupid. Never ever leave a weapon in a parked car overnight.

Olympic... good riddens.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:12:03 PM EST
The issue about keeping guns in trunks is tricky. Had he kept it not properly secured in his house, the agency would probably come down on him for that. Keeping an agency gun in a locked trunk of an agency vehicle relieves you as an individual officer of any liability within the agency. Basically, they gave you the car and said it was secure, so you you are covered. Whenever you store it somewhere else, they will try to make it your fault, at least in my experience. It sucks that this makes it easier for thieves to get their hands on it, but I would rather avoid disciplinary action for improper storage.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:19:42 PM EST
Hope it's not Chuck G.'s AR...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:56:12 PM EST
Here is the kicker, 2 weeks ago or so the PSCO was calling us and leaving messages on our phones. The
message told us to lock out car doors and not to leave valuables in our cars. Looks like they failed to
take their own advise.
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