Loaded gun falls from pocket, fires inside store

  • Associated Press
  • December 9, 2013 - 11:00 AM

RACINE, Wis. — Police say they arrested a Milwaukee man after his loaded handgun fell from his pocket and discharged inside a clothing store in Racine.

Officers say the man and a woman were shopping at Burlington Coat Factory Saturday when the gunshot struck a metal fixture in the store. No one was hurt. Authorities say the man picked up his gun and both left the store.

The man and woman saw surveillance video of the incident posted online and went to the Racine Police Department Sunday. The woman was released. The man was arrested for recklessly endangering safety. Police say the man has a valid concealed carry permit.

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