SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department is apologizing for an assault rifle left unattended on the back of a patrol car Monday night, and has launched an investigation into the matter.

First published by The Stranger, Nick Gonzales snapped a picture last night of the menacing-looking rifle on the trunk of a Seattle Police car. It was around 9 p.m. and the car was parked outside the Roosevelt Hotel, near Pine and 7th Avenue, with no police officers in sight, said Gonzales.

In addition, after an officer got back into the patrol car, it was driven away with the rifle still on the trunk. A woman also saw the rifle and followed the car to try to get the officer's attention.

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tom stewart
6/28/2011 11:08:55 pm

And you thought you felt stupid when you drove away with a coffee on your roof!

1/27/2012 09:37:46 am

Nice one info, thanks

3/27/2012 07:17:19 pm

will be restored before long

3/29/2012 08:49:17 pm

THX for info


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