Excuse me … there’s a handgun on your roof

A LaPorte County deputy responded to a rather unusual call Oct. 23, 2018, when a woman who lives on CR-800 N reported that a UPS driver spotted a handgun on her roof.

As it turns out, the UPS driver had noticed the gun before and said it had been there for about 4 or 5 months.

Deputy Austin Wells responded to the house and an employee of the property got him a ladder. Wells climbed onto the roof and found “a severely rusted handgun. Upon further inspection, I noted that this specific handgun was a Taurus PT 111 G2 chambered in 9mm. The magazine was missing out of this handgun, and due to the severe rust on the frame, I was unable to lock the slide towards the rear. I also observed the loaded chamber indicator on the firearm to be active, which indicated that there was a round in the chamber. I provided dispatch with the firearm’s serial number. Dispatch advised that the gun returned with a clear record and was not stolen.”

The property owner told Wells she was not sure how the gun got on the roof or who left it there, unless it was a roof contractor or a recent property trespasser.

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