YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Reports said a 17-year-old arrested Wednesday afternoon on a gun charge told police the reason he had his belt unbuckled was he was trying to go to the bathroom inside the car he was driving.
The car was pulled over for running a stop sign, driving at a high rate of speed, and driving erratically according to YPD.
The police said they smelled marijuana and the driver seemed nervous. Police found a cartridge loading devise for a semiautomatic handgun magazine. The teen claimed it belonged to his sister.
Police also noticed the teen’s belt was unbuckled, and when he was asked about it, the teen said, “I ain’t gonna lie, I was trying to take a shit.”
According to this article “Often, someone will hide a gun in their waistband.”
Police searched the area where the teen was driving and found a 9mm semiautomatic handgun in a nearby yard. When questioned further, reports said the teen admitted the gun was his and he carries it for protection.