Have you seen those ‘click it or ticket’ commercials about cops looking for drivers not wearing seatbelts? Yep, they’ll pull you over now for that one. Side benefit: it’s another chance to check out a driver to see if he acts “suspicious.” Same with kids and car seats. Let a rugrat jump around in the back seat and you’re asking to see the cherries in your rear view. And when the car in which Queshawn King was riding was stopped because of a couple of unsecured toddlers, sure enough he displayed all the signs of someone who’d rather not have a conversation with Johnny Law . . .
So when the officer asked him to step out of the car, he naturally left the gun he was carrying inside. Right where one of the kids could grab it.
During their discussion, the officer heard King yell: “Fatty, Fatty, Fatty” — the 3-year-old’s nickname — several times.
A police sergeant who was approaching the vehicle’s front passenger side then saw the toddler holding a handgun while sitting in King’s seat, the report said.
When the sergeant tried to recover it from the child she threw the loaded 9 mm weapon to the floor of the vehicle, according to the report.
Queshawn’s now a resident of the Cook County jail facing charges of felony unlawful use of a weapon for having a loaded weapon inside the vehicle, misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child, and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card. Our guess is he’ll lose an awful lot of cigarettes playing poker while he’s there, too. He’ll be happy to know there’s a brand new IGOTD trophy waiting for him when he gets out of the slammer, though. But we’ll understand if he decides to sell it to buy Fatty a car seat.