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Loaded Gun Found in LL Bean Outlet's Bathroom
12/26/2012 05:14 PM ET  

Authorities say the gun had a bullet in the chamber when an employee found it late Wednesday morning in the Ellsworth outlet.

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) _ Police in Maine are looking for the owner of a loaded 9mm handgun that was discovered inside a bathroom at an L.L. Bean outlet store.

Police Chief John DeLeo said the gun had a bullet in the chamber when an employee found it late Wednesday morning in the Ellsworth outlet.

He said the employee called police, avoiding a potentially dangerous situation, especially if a child had come upon the loaded gun.

The chief told the Bangor Daily News  he hopes the owner comes forward to claim the firearm, but that he or she might be facing a reckless conduct charge.


 

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