Boston.com reports on January 28, a police officer’s gun went missing in Plymouth, Massachussetts after he inadvertently left it in a courthouse bathroom.
Captain John Rogers Jr. claims he put the gun down in the bathroom of Wareham District Court at about 3 p.m. January 28, then left without it. He reportedly went back for it minutes later, but it was already gone. He immediately notified court officials, who notified local police to search for the gun with the help of a weapon-sniffing dog.
The Patriot Ledger reports that court officers collected the names of everyone on the court list of appearances and also searched the parking lot, the bushes and underneath vehicles without finding the weapon.
A similar incident happened in Concord, New Hampshire on January 25. WMUR-TV had the following report: