A drunk, unhandcuffed man pulled gun from his pants while sitting in a police squad car. Those are two lucky police officers.
An intoxicated man pulled a loaded handgun on two Metro Transit police officers while in the back of their squad car, after a pat-down by the officers failed to find the weapon.
The man, identified by authorities as 21 year-old Wesley Rogers, had been seen “harassing” a woman at 7th St S and Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis shortly after four o’clock in the afternoon on Dec. 4, officials said. Metro Transit Ofcs. Jason Malland and Adam Marvin,
assigned on a detail in the area, responded and found Rogers “obviously
A pat-down search of Rogers by the officers found “an open bottle of liquor.” Rather than arrest Rogers or take him to a detox facility, the officers decided to take Rogers to his North Minneapolis home as a “courtesy,” according to Metro Transit.
Officers “heard a metal clunk” from the rear while driving, pulled over,
and found Rogers had pointed “a loaded .38 revolver” at them “while in a
The incident was captured on a rear-facing squad surveillance camera.
The gun was not fired and Rogers was “subdued” and taken to the Hennepin County Jail.