“Detroit Piston Ben Wallace [above] is facing a five-year felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon after police found an unloaded pistol in a backpack in his car as they arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving early Saturday in Bloomfield Township,” freep.com reports. “Wallace told investigators the gun was his wife’s, registered in her name and he does not have a concealed-weapons permit . . . Wallace said he threw it in a backpack on the rear passenger seat ‘because he wanted protection as he drove,’ from his home in Virginia to metro Detroit on Friday . . .
Investigators found a magazine full of bullets for the .28-caliber FNH semiautomatic pistol in the backpack.”
As opposed to an empty mag to go with the empty chamber of someone else’s strangely-chambered FN (5.7X28mm) with a counter-intuitive snout-mounted safety buried in a backpack which Wallace couldn’t reach while moving that he’d abandoned whilst downing a few beers before he returned to his ‘Sclade and proceeded to drive. Drunk. Sounds like a plan. A very bad plan.
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