An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent reported his handgun missing after leaving it on the roof of his car and driving away, much like your mom did with a cup of coffee that one time.
According to reports, the loaded gun was lost around 7 a.m. on Friday in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood. A dispatch bulletin stated, "The loaded firearm is a Black H&K P200sk .40 caliber weapon."
The agent is the latest in a series of incidents in which law enforcement agents or gun owners either lost their firearms or had them stolen.
- A gun used to kill an Oakland mural artist was stolen from a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations agent's car in September.
- The Golden Gate Park killers used a stolen gun to shoot a Marin hiker and a GGP backpacker in October. The owner of the gun was a civilian, not a law enforcement officer, and he'd left his car unlocked.
- A CHP officer's gun was stolen from his Prius in October.
- The gun that killed Kate Steinle at Pier 14 in July was stolen from a federal agent's car.
In a statement to KTVU, ICE confirmed the incident, saying that "A duty weapon belonging to a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was reported missing Friday morning in San Francisco."
"The incident was properly reported through official federal channels and to local authorities. The matter is currently under investigation."
Needless to say, this week's lost gun has yet to be recovered.