Loaded Glocks Found In Capitol Hill Bathrooms
One of the guns was found by an 8-year-old tourist.
Roll Call, which broke this mindblowing tale of stupidity, reports that two of the guns were found in the Capitol office complexes itself: one in the bathroom of the Capitol Visitors Center, casually wedged into a toilet seat cover dispenser. One was reportedly picked up by an 8-year-old boy touring Speaker John Boehner’s office with his parents. (Let’s repeat that: An 8-year-old tourist found a Glock in Boehner’s office.) The third Glock was discovered casually chilling in the open at the Capitol Police headquarters building…
The alarming part is that these are the only three incidents Roll Call knows about, since the Capitol Police “are not required to disclose such incidents.” Their sources indicated that forgotten Glocks were commonplace: “None seemed surprised, and two offered other examples of officers who were investigated for leaving their guns unsecured or unattended.” So far, only one of the officers has been reprimanded and placed on a six-day suspension without pay. The other two incidents are still under investigation.