By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police confiscated a handgun from a bag that was filled with onions and potatoes during an arrest in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood. Officers stopped a vehicle on Feb. 3 on the 1400 block of North Allison Street due to several violations of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, handed a white plastic bag to a witness who was standing on the sidewalk once the car came to a stop.

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Officers immediately confiscated the bag and recovered a firearm.

The driver provided officers with several false names before they confirmed his identity through a portable fingerprint scanner. There was an active warrant for his arrest.

The man did not have a valid permit to carry a firearm and he was arrested.

“I can say w/ 100% certainty this is the 1st time I’ve seen someone illegally carry a gun in a bag of onions & potatoes, while having a probation warrant & prior felonies. Great work @PPD18Dist @ 1400 N Allison,” Captain Matthew Gillespie said.

The witness was cleared by investigators.

An investigation is ongoing.


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