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The importance of securing firearms in your vehicle is underscored, following news out of Bowling Green, Kentucky that thieves stole then sold weapons that were kept in autmobiles.

Allen County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Ford recalls a recent experience when his work-issued pistol was taken from his personal vehicle at about 10 a.m. May 9 while he was getting his oil changed.

“I just locked it in the parking lot and handed in the keys,” said Ford, who spent his time in the waiting room during the oil change.

“I made it across Scottsville Road,” Ford said. “Something just told me to check for (the firearm) because I’m very particular about my pistol.”

Ford immediately dialed 911 when he noticed the 27 Glock pistol – valued at $450 – was missing from the center console of the vehicle.

Read more at BGDailyNews.com.

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