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Detective finds stolen gun in toilet

By: Assocaited Press
By: Assocaited Press

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a stolen gun was
recovered when a detective tried to used the suspect's bathroom and
couldn't get the toilet to work.

A detective investigating the theft of a handgun, jewelry and
cash from a Jensen Beach home was told a possible suspect might be
staying at a Port St. Lucie hotel.

The detective met with 21-year-old Robert Joseph Murray Jr. During an interview, the detective asked to use Murray's bathroom, and Murray gave him permission.

When the detective couldn't get the toilet to flush, he took off
the tank cover to see what the problem was.

That's when he found the handgun and three magazines with bullets.

Murray was charged Monday with grand theft and grand theft of a
firearm.

He was being held on $25,000 bail.


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