A Florida sheriff’s deputy left behind his service gun inside the bathroom of a Burger King after doing his business during lunch hour Friday, not realizing his mistake until he had left the restaurant.
When the plainclothes Pasco County sheriff’s deputy returned to the Burger King, he discovered the gun was no longer in the bathroom, prompting a frantic police search throughout the entire restaurant where multiple customers were interviewed.
But the gun remained missing for several hours until they tracked down a homeless man they saw on surveillance walking out of the bathroom after the deputy did.
On Saturday, Deputies arrested David Scott Haney, 49, on a charge of theft of a firearm and was booked on a $5,000 bond.
Haney did not even have the gun on him but apparently had hidden it in a wooded area, which is where deputies found the gun with the help of a K9 unit, according to ABC Action News.
The name of the deputy has not been released and the sheriff’s office did not comment as to whether he will face disciplinary action.