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.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
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.
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. @PPDScottDrissel @PPDDerrickWood @TheScottCharles pic.twitter.com/16R9kV2nyC
— Matthew Gillespie (@PPDMGillespie) February 4, 2021READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
The witness was cleared by investigators.
An investigation is ongoing.
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