Where’s Barney Fife When You Need Him?

Houston police have just revealed that 30 firearms have gone missing from the police property room over the past six months. This is supposed to be a secure area but apparently security is lax. Uh, ya THINK?

No one has been charged in the gun thefts, although police suspected telephone repairmen who admitted stealing other items, and a temporary employee who had access to the property room while awaiting trial on aggravated robbery charges.

WTF? Okay, let’s review. A temporary employee, awaiting trial on aggravated robbery charges, had access to that area. Do background checks mean nothing to HPD? Shit, I passed a hot check in 1980 right after my mother died (I was grief-stricken; that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) and I sweated that when I was waiting for my notary commission earlier this year. Jeez. And the telephone repairmen, who apparently had a moral ephiphany and admitted to taking the guns… And they aren’t locked up because?

And me? I’d just love to see what a $13 million dollar property room looks like.

Police say they have improved security including adding cameras, and they plan to open a new, $13.8 million property room next year.

The mind reels.

Source: Click2Houston.com

1 thought on “Where’s Barney Fife When You Need Him?”

  1. I can understand the $13.8 million price tag. At least 13 million of that would have to go on a reality show called America’s Most Honest Cop.

    How else would they find someone to go with the webcam and the padlock?

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