Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Police are investigating after a handgun was stolen from a city of
Orlando employee on Monday -- a crime that has also prompted an internal
District Fire Chief David Harris, 41, left the
Ruger LCP .38 handgun in an unlocked city vehicle that was parked at
Fire Station 1, city's main fire station, which also houses the fire
department's administrative offices.
The gun was Harris' personal property, said Vince Ogburn, spokesman for the Orlando Police Department.
Harris reported the gun stolen immediately, city officials said.
Although Harris did have a permit to carry the weapon, it is against
city policy to carry a personal concealed weapon in a city vehicle. An
internal investigation was launched after the theft to determine if any
disciplinary action should be taken against Harris.
criminal investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been named in the
theft. A city-issued digital camera was also stolen from the vehicle.