Loaded gun found in bathroom at York Walmart

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJuly 14, 2014 

Police recovered this revolver and bullets at the Walmart in York.

COURTESY OF YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT

— A loaded gun was found sitting atop a toilet paper dispenser in a bathroom at the York Walmart as customers shopped Saturday afternoon, police say.

Officers were called to Walmart on East Liberty Street at about 3 p.m. when an assistant manager reported that a customer told him a gun was in the men’s restroom near the back of the store, according to a York Police report. The manager locked the bathroom door and called police.

Police went inside the bathroom and walked to the last stall, where they found a gray Smith & Wesson revolver on the toilet paper dispenser, the report states. An officer found five live .38 caliber rounds inside the gun. Officers checked the gun’s serial numbers and realized it was not stolen.

Some time later, a man called police about the gun, the report states. He described the gun to officers and explained he left it in the bathroom. Police instructed him to report to the police department on Monday to pick up his firearm.

It’s unclear if the gun’s owner had a concealed weapons permit. Walmart stores follow all state and local laws about customers carrying firearms.

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