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POLICE: Driver Thought Teen's Replica-BB Handgun Was Real

Highwood teen facing charge of disorderly conduct.

A Highwood teen was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police stopped a car that he was riding in for “suspicious circumstances,” police reports said.

Police said that a driver observed Cameron Goodwin, 18, of Highwood, handling what appeared to be handgun around 8:55 p.m. March 8. This alarmed the driver, who called police.

The car was stopped near the intersection of Mulbetty Place and Oakwood Avenue. The gun turned out to be a BB-replica of a handgun, reports said.

This arrest information was supplied by the Highland Park Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

 



Dan Cox March 11, 2014 at 06:08 AM
This brings up an interesting point. The Conceal Carry Law requires CCL holders to store their firearm in a locked car, before entering a GFZ. This will require the gun to be removed from concealment and to be handled, in order to store it. Not only will this cause this kind of 911 call to happen hundreds of times a year, it raises the possibility of a negligent discharge. The GFZ signs actually create a less safe environment, by forcing the CCL holder to handle the firearm. It is much better, if the firearm stays concealed and not removed and replaced into concealment several times a day. I speak to store owners, who have GFZ signs and this is one of the most troubling issues with those silly signs.
Stu Pidasso March 14, 2014 at 05:17 PM
I agree Dan! As a store owner myself, you will never find one in my wndow!!

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