An Orlando police officer’s patrol car is broken into while it is parked in front of his apartment and what is described as an “AR 15” is stolen. The cops claim the rifle was locked in a security device and the car had an alarm system. I seriously doubt this. I wonder if the AR in question had a happy switch or not.
This isn’t the first time this year that OPD has lost weapons. An H&K UMP 45 was stolen from another patrol car just two weeks ago. This one DOES have the happy switch.
OPD makes a habit of this. Former OPD police chief (now turned democratic congresswoman) Val Demings had her service handgun stolen from her police vehicle back in 2009. She disciplined herself by sending herself a strongly worded letter.
The other curious thing is that it turns out that the press IS capable of typing “AR 15” and not immediately following that up with “assault rifle”.