Detective finds stolen gun in toilet

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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