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Sleeping man, found with stolen loaded gun in car, arrested

Original post made on Jun 30, 2022

Police arrested a man earlier this week for allegedly possessing a stolen semi-automatic handgun that was loaded and equipped with a high-capacity magazine in downtown Palo Alto.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:53 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Rob Cambridge
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:20 am

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Parking in a downtown red zone is bound to catch the attention of a passing patrol car.

Engine running, driver apparently asleep with a loaded handgun on the seat is also a red flag.

Possession of a stolen weapon from out of state lends one to believe that the suspect probably has a prior arrest record.


Posted by Carla
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 30, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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What will it take to get rid of that 7-Eleven ? It seems to be a magnate for all sorts of illicit activity.


Posted by Paly02
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 30, 2022 at 3:11 pm

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haha what did the poor 7-Eleven ever do to you?


Posted by Nancy the real Nancy
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 30, 2022 at 3:53 pm

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@carla

How about getting rid of The Real Real first with their armed security guard and over priced clothes for people with low self esteem?

Or maybe the Apple store should be removed first since they also have security and have been burglarized 20?!? times already.

Next time you want to F with my last minute banana source, think again!


Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm

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Hello — In 2021 35 guns stolen from a mid-town single home R1 zone residence. Because owner “accidentally” left his garage unlocked. No follow up story on that huge “accident” horror waiting to happen. Lytton 7-11 has the only place after 8pm to get a money order for people in PA who need to pay their late rent, before being thrown to the city’s curb. Firearms and those that have legal or stolen guns of any type is not healthy for all living creatures, like war. Our USA is trapped and being held hostage by a ultra right wing Supreme Court who pass freedoms to possess and carry a gun “more better” over the life of a walking, breathing, thinking, feeling human being. Grateful PA police acted sanely. Not so lucky for a similar situation at a fast food place in Antioch where the “sleeping” young man at 2am was shot and killed by that police — 3 years ago.


Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 1, 2022 at 7:44 am

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Parked in a red zone.
Engine running.
Asleep.
Loaded pistol in plain view.

Who said criminals are smart?


Posted by David Jenkins
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 1, 2022 at 9:24 am

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Perhaps the reason some people choose to LEGALLY own firearms is in response to so many ILLEGAL firearms falling into the hands of the wrong people.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 1, 2022 at 11:08 am

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A lot to dissect in native’s post but regarding police acting sanely…. the difference, as it almost always is, is in the criminal’s decision to comply with lawful orders or do something stupid. “Luck” has nothing to do with it, just the actions in the moment of not so smart crooks. But that’s impossible for certain types to admit.


Posted by Rhonda Peters
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 1, 2022 at 3:49 pm

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I'm surprised there is still a 7-11 in downtown Palo Alto as most 7-11s are situated in strip malls and less than desirable locales.


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