Hilarious Mockery Ensues When Baltimore Police Post Photo of Suspect's 'Loaded Handgun'

The Baltimore Police Department posted the details of an address on their Facebook page along with a photo of the “loaded handgun” that was recovered along with unspecified drugs during a traffic stop.

Technically it is a handgun. We’ll take the cops’ word that it was loaded.

Eastern District

Officers arrest man with a loaded handgun during traffic stop

On March 1, 2017, officers from the Eastern District Operations Unit pulled over a car in the 700 block of N. Rose Street. During the traffic stop, officers recovered a loaded handgun and drugs from inside the vehicle.

36-year old Keith Gladden was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the Central Booking and Intake Facility. Gladden is a repeat offender and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

If you’re prohibited from carrying any gun, why choose this thing? You’re going to get busted anyway if you’re caught with it. Why not pick something that’s not an antique held together with electrician’s tape. (That stuff is expensive.)

Here are some of the funnier comments:

“This is the first gun you have access to in Grand Theft Auto: Gettysburg.”

“If it pleases the Peasants, brave Constables wish to inform us they have apprehended a young rapscallion armed with a pepperbox whilst operating his horseless carriage.”

“This man wasn’t tryna commit a crime, he was just starting a track meet.”

I was under the impression that John Wilkes Booth was no longer alive.”

Were the drugs for the purpose of helping ladies with the vapors?”

“Y’all worried about Muslims when we got armed Redcoats walking around.”

“Tries to warn the citizens of Baltimore that the British are coming…gets pulled over.”

“I shot the sheriff, but since I only had one bullet, I did not shoot the deputy. Lol”

“People joking about this thing are sick. That gun could take down your horse with one shot and put a hole through your cloak after a lengthy reloading process!”

“Officers also recovered a monocle, top hat, and distressed damsel.”

“Wtf was he driving when they pulled him over, a damn pirate ship?”

“They should have just wrote him a citation to get a tetanus shot.”

“All these comments should be read at his hearing. Should be punishment enough. Lol”

“Why that joint look like its gonna shoot out a flag that say pow, pop, or bang?”

Why indeed?

(hat tip JJ_boogie)