(Memphis) Police said three men broke into a Fayette County deputy’s car and stole his handgun while he was in Memphis.
“A part-time deputy got his car broken into in the middle of the day,” said Kurt Galbraith. “Someone had popped his lock.”
Galbraith is friends with Fayette County Deputy Chip Pleasant.
Galbraith said it took five minutes for the thieves to break in Pleasant’s car and snatch his wallet and .38 caliber handgun, the same weapon Pleasant uses on the job.
“They took off in a black Hummer H3,” said Galbraith.
Police said the thieves headed north on Covington Pike.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said Pleasant is torn up.
To them, he’s the victim of a car break-in, so he’s not in trouble for what happened.
No one could tell us if his gun was sitting out or locked up, just that there’s no reward for its return right now.
Memphis Police are looking for the thieves. They couldn’t give us a description.